Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278164
Title:
Implicit and explicit memory in individuals with Down syndrome
Author:
Newman, Mary Catherine, 1949-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A growing body of literature focuses on comparisons between developmental disabilities of diverse etiologies including Down syndrome (DS). Earlier research emphasized the limitations of this population, and frequently subjects with DS did not compare favorably with control groups. The current investigation examined the implicit and explicit memory skills of individuals with Down syndrome, other developmental disabilities, and MA-matched nonhandicapped children while controlling for confounding variables. In contrast to many previous studies, it was determined that under controlled conditions, free recall and recognition memory of children with DS are equivalent to that of NDS and NH groups. And performance on a pursuit rotor task was also comparable between groups. However, priming of subjects with DS was inferior to controls, a deficit similar to that previously identified in patients with Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the DS group was mildly impaired in both word fluency and attention.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Special.; Psychology, Developmental.; Psychology, Physiological.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nadel, Lynn

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleImplicit and explicit memory in individuals with Down syndromeen_US
dc.creatorNewman, Mary Catherine, 1949-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Mary Catherine, 1949-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA growing body of literature focuses on comparisons between developmental disabilities of diverse etiologies including Down syndrome (DS). Earlier research emphasized the limitations of this population, and frequently subjects with DS did not compare favorably with control groups. The current investigation examined the implicit and explicit memory skills of individuals with Down syndrome, other developmental disabilities, and MA-matched nonhandicapped children while controlling for confounding variables. In contrast to many previous studies, it was determined that under controlled conditions, free recall and recognition memory of children with DS are equivalent to that of NDS and NH groups. And performance on a pursuit rotor task was also comparable between groups. However, priming of subjects with DS was inferior to controls, a deficit similar to that previously identified in patients with Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the DS group was mildly impaired in both word fluency and attention.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Special.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmental.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Physiological.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNadel, Lynnen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349136en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27638236en_US
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