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The relationship between visual memory function and lesions detected by magnetic resonance imaging after closed head injury

Citation
Wilson JTL, Wiedmann KD, Hadley DM & Brooks DN (1989) The relationship between visual memory function and lesions detected by magnetic resonance imaging after closed head injury. Neuropsychology, 3 (4), pp. 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0091750

Abstract
45 patients (aged 16-73 yrs) with closed head injuries were followed up 6 mo postinjury with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological assessments. Ss were tested on visual and verbal measures of short-term memory and learning: pattern span, pattern learning, path span, path learning, digit span, and digit learning. Visual memory for patterns and paths was tested using a recall procedure. Compared with 22 controls (aged 15-70 yrs), Ss were significantly impaired on pattern span. Ss were also significantly impaired on measures of path learning and digit learning. Performance on the visual memory tasks was related to a rating of ventricular enlargement derived from MRI. It appears that diffuse damage remains of importance in predicting neuropsychological impairment in head injury.

Journal
Neuropsychology: Volume 3, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Author(s)Wilson, J T Lindsay; Wiedmann, Klaus D; Hadley, Donald M; Brooks, D Neil
Publication date31/12/1989
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
ISSN0894-4105
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