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Neuropsychology of Semantic Memory: Theories, Models, and Tests
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Semantic memory is part of the long-term memory system, and there are several theories concerning this type of memory. Some of these will be described in this essay. There are also several types of neuropsychological semantic memory deficits. For example, test results have shown that patients tend to have more difficulties naming living than nonliving things, and one probable explanation is that living things are more dependent on sensory than on functional features. Description of concrete concepts is a new test of semantic memory, in which cueing is used, both to capture the maximum performance of patients, and to give insight into the access versus storage problem. The theoretical ideas and empirical results relating to this new test will be described in detail. Furthermore, other tests of semantic memory that have been commonly used will also be briefly described. In conclusion semantic memory is a complex cognitive system that needs to be studied further.

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Skövde: Institutionen för kommunikation och information , 2007. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Semantic memory, concrete concepts, category-specific impairments, semantic features, conceptual hierarchies
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Human Computer Interaction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-67OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-67DiVA: diva2:3065
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Available from: 2007-06-13 Created: 2007-06-13 Last updated: 2009-10-23

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