Frontal lobe contributions to recognition and recall: Linking basic research with clinical evaluation and remediation
The role of the human frontal lobes in episodic memory is becoming better understood, thanks mainly to focal lesion and neuroimaging studies. Here we review some recent findings from basic research on the frontal lobes in memory encoding, search, and decision-making at retrieval. For each of these processes, researchers have uncovered cases in which frontal memory impairments can be attenuated by various task manipulations. We suggest ways in which these findings may inform clinical evaluation and rehabilitation of memory problems following frontal damage. (JINS, 2006, 12, 210–223.)(Received June 13 2005)
(Revised July 19 2005)
(Accepted July 19 2005)
Key Words: Brain; Cognitive rehabilitation; Executive function; Memory; Memory disorders; Neuropsychological rehabilitation.
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