In all cognitive domains, neuropsychological research has advanced through the study of individual patients, and detailed observations and descriptions of their cases have been the backbone of medical and scientific reports for centuries. Cases of Amnesia describes some of the most important single case studies in the history of memory, as well as new case studies of amnesic patients. It highlights the major contribution they make to our understanding of human memory and neuropsychology.

Written by world-leading researchers and considering the latest theory and techniques in the field, each case study provides a description of the patient's history, how their memory was assessed and what conclusions can be made in relation to cognitive models of memory.

Edited by Sarah E. MacPherson and Sergio Della Sala, Cases of Amnesia is a must read for researchers and clinicians in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

chapter 1|15 pages

The Single Case Study of Memory

chapter 3|25 pages

The Case of YR

Selective Bilateral Hippocampal Lesions Can Have Quite Different Effects on Item Recognition, Associative Recognition and Recall

chapter 4|27 pages

Amnesic Patient VC

What Have We Learnt From Him?

chapter 6|21 pages

Cases of Hippocampal Memory Loss

Dr Z, the Engineer and the Glove Cutter

chapter 9|16 pages

Right is Right for Episodic Memories in Two Contrasting Case Studies, CH and JRCases CH and JR

Focal Retrograde Amnesia and Public Semantic Amnesia

chapter 10|17 pages

Sensory-Specific Visual Amnesia (Cases 1 and 2)

An Acquired Visual-Limbic Disconnection Syndrome

chapter 12|21 pages


A Case Report of Transient Epileptic Amnesia

chapter 15|21 pages

Interrelationship Between Semantic Memory and Personal Experience

Evidence From Semantic Dementia Patients KE and WM

chapter 16|18 pages

Iris Murdoch

Days Without Writing 1