Memory and intelligence following spontaneously arrested congenital hydrocephalus

Richardson, John T. E. (1978). Memory and intelligence following spontaneously arrested congenital hydrocephalus. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 17(3) pp. 261–267.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8260.1978.tb00276.x

Abstract

This study describes two cases of spontaneously arrested congenital hydrocephalus whose educational progress appears normal. They found on examination to have a reduced performance IQ, but a normal verbal IQ. They showed a significant impairment in immediate free recall, which was specific to the secondary memory component. It is concluded that congenital hydrocephalus produce and organic disorder which manifests itself in later life as an impairment of verbal memory.

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