I cannot remember, but I know my past events: Remembering and knowing in a patient with amnesic syndrome

Mikio Hirano, Kazuhito Noguchi, Toru Hosokawa, Tadao Takayama

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Abstract

Case Y.K. has severe anterograde amnesia and a selective loss of specific personal episodes in his remote memories (Hirano & Noguchi, 1998). In this paper, we attempted to analyze remembering (R) and knowing (K) responses, that is, the relationship between autobiographical remembering and remembering accompanied by subjective experience. Although the rate of R responses was significantly higher than that of K responses in control subjects, Y.K.'s R responses were rare in all subtypes of remote memories. Based on these results, we conclude that Y.K.'s memories on autobiographical incident task were not based on episodic memory but rather on semantic memory. Thus, the autobiographical incidents he could recall were not episodic memory, and his semantic memory made him recall information as fact rather than episode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-555
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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