Susceptibility to interference and intrusion errors in consequence of the dominant hemisphere's hippocampal infarct: A case report

Mónika Andrejkovics, Petra Balla, Dániel Bereczki

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Abstract

We present a case of a man with an ischemic lesion of the left hippocampus. Detailed neuropsychological assessment revealed susceptibility to retroactive interference and a tendency to make intrusion errors in addition to mild deficits in the verbal memory processes. Although retroactive interference and intrusion errors are normally considered to be the manifestations of frontal lobe dysfunctions, the idea of susceptibility to interference has recently begun to emerge in the literature, as an explanation of medial temporal lobe amnesia. Our data support this new theory, suggesting that one role of the hippocampus is to decrease the interference during the learning processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-191
Number of pages9
JournalNeurocase
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Case report
  • Intrusion error
  • Left hippocampus
  • Memory functions
  • Susceptibility to interference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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