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ERIC Number: EJ837497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Face-Name Repetition Priming in Semantic Dementia: A Case Report
Calabria, Marco; Miniussi, Carlo; Bisiacchi, Patricia S.; Zanetti, Orazio; Cotelli, Maria
Brain and Cognition, v70 n2 p231-237 Jul 2009
Repetition priming (RP) has been employed as a measure of implicit processing in patients suffering from a breakdown of semantic memory, as in the case of semantic dementia (SD), a subtype of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Here, we investigated face-name representation in a case of SD using a paradigm of within- and cross-domain repetition priming. Compared to ten healthy participants, SD patient did not show any facilitation when a famous name was primed by its own face (cross-domain) or when the prime was the same proper name (within-domain). Results are discussed within the hypothesis of a degradation of face and name representation, one of the most consistent accounts explaining semantic deficits in SD. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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