Flashcards in Contemporary study - Schmolck et al. (2002) Deck (17):
Previous research assumed that...
the medial temporal lobe has a part to play in semantic memories and the hippocampus is more responsible for episodic memories
Schmolck's study investigates...
those with amnesia in order to determine which parts of the brain are mostly responsible for semantic memories
What is anterograde amnesia?
loss of the ability to create new memories after the event that caused the amnesia (memories from before the amnesia stay in tact)
What is retrograde amnesia?
inability to recall events that occurred before the development of the amnesia
What are semantic tests?
testing semantic (factual) knowledge
What is brain scanning?
producing images of the brain
What is bilateral?
both sides of the brain (both left and right hemispheres)
What is anterolateral?
to the front and side of the brain
What is lateral?
the side of the brain
What is medial?
middle of the brain
1. To investigate the effects of brain damage on semantic memory
2. To test the relationship between semantic test scores and temporal lobe damage
3. To determine if HM was unique in the way his brain damage affected his memory
lab experiment, MRI and CT brain scanning
type of brain damage
number of correct responses (semantic memory)