Anterograde amnesia and memory for temporal order

Larry R. Squire, Lynn Nadel, Pamela C. Slater

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Because amnesic patients have great difficulty remembering the order in which events occur, anterograde amnesia has sometimes been considered to be a selective defect in this ability. The present study showed that temporal order information is fragile in normal subjects to the same extent as it is in amnesic patients. It is suggested that in many respects amnesic patients qualitatively resemble normal subjects tested long after learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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