The Long and the Short of It: Relational Memory Impairments in Amnesia, Even at Short Lags

D. E. Hannula, D. Tranel, N. J. Cohen
2006 Journal of Neuroscience  
Classic studies of amnesia led to characterizations of hippocampal function emphasizing involvement in long-term memory rather than short-term (or working) memory. In two experiments, we show that when memory for relations among co-occurring items is tested, hippocampal amnesia results in a deficit even at very short lags. Hence, we find evidence for hippocampal involvement in relational memory, even at short lags normally considered the province of working memory.
doi:10.1523/jneurosci.5222-05.2006 pmid:16899730 fatcat:n6kclfjmzjbp5j6d6thnlpzfcy