Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Double dissociation in the effects of brain damage on working memory


Rolf Verleger a1
a1 Department of Neurology, University of Lübeck, D 23538 Lübeck, Germany Verleger@neuro.mu-luebeck.de http://www.neuro.mu-luebeck.de

Abstract

As revealed by standard neuropsychological testing, patients with damage either to the frontal lobe or to the hippocampus suffer from distinct impairments of working memory. It is unclear how Ruchkin et al.'s model integrates the role played by the hippocampus.