Enhancement of declarative memory by emotional arousal and visual memory function in Alzheimer's disease

Hiroaki Kazui, Etsuro Mori, Mamoru Hashimoto, Nobutsugu Hirono

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Abstract

The specific effects of visual and verbal memory on the ability of emotional arousal to enhance declarative memory were examined by using multiple linear regression analysis on data from a sample of 56 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). The enhancing effect of emotion on memory was evaluated by an illustrated story paradigm, and the visual and verbal memory by a standard memory test. In AD, memory enhancement by emotion was significantly correlated with visual memory but not with verbal memory, regardless of age, sex, educational attainment, and severity of dementia, suggesting a close association between memory enhancement by emotion and visual memory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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