Implicit and explicit memory in children with traumatic brain injury

Ho Keung David Shum, E. Jamieson, M. Bahr, G. Wallace

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This study aimed to investigate whether implicit memory is preserved in children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A fragmented picture-completion procedure (Snodgrass, Smith, Feenan, and Corwin, 1987) was used to compare implicit and explicit memory of 12 children with severe long-term TBI and 12 controls, matched for age and gender. On the implicit memory task, both the TBI and control groups were found to show significant priming. In addition, the extent of priming for the two groups was not found to be different. On the explicit memory task, however, the TBI group was found to perform significantly more poorly than the control group. These results are consistent with those reported in the adult TBI literature and have implications for understanding and rehabilitating memory impairments in children with TBI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-158
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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