We present a patient with selective impairment of verbal working memory ('phonological short-term memory syndrome'). In order to assess verbal learning and verbal retention, we performed a German test, called Verbaler Lern- Und Merkfähigkeitstest (Verbal Learning and Memory Retention Test). We hypothesized that the patient's performance would be below that of a control group in tasks involving immediate retention, namely in verbal working memory tasks whereas in learning tasks that involve long-term memory, his performance would be normal. The results verified our hypothesis. The study results are interpreted as evidence for the usefulness of A. Baddeley's model of working memory, with its distinction of short- And long-term memory, for neuropsychology in clinical and research settings. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York.
|Translated title of the contribution||Auditory Verbal Learning and Verbal Memory in a Case of Pathological Working Memory Deficit|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2016|