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Mental imagery, human memory, and the effects of closed head injury.

Richardson, John T. E. (1979). Mental imagery, human memory, and the effects of closed head injury. The British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 18(3) pp. 319–327.

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Several recent experiments suggest that mental imagery is relevant to an explanation of memory impairment resulting from neurological damage. This study compared a group of patients with recent closed head injuries with a control group of orthopaedic patients in their recall of concrete and abstract words. The head-injured subjects demonstrated a specific deficit in the recall of concrete material, which was interpreted as an impairment in the use of mental imagery as a form of elaborative encoding in long-term memory. It is suggested that the understanding of clinical conditions would be assisted by the application of the procedures and theoretical interests of experimental psychology.

Item Type: Journal Item
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49909
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 14:39
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:53
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