When memory functions are evaluated after head injury, two trends are apparent. Acute head injury patients with approximately normal intelligence demonstrate a reduced capacity to utilize structure in delayed recall relative to a control group. Furthermore, head injury patients with low intelligence demonstrate a wider memory deficit than the previous group, affecting perception and immediate recall as well. No relationship was found between severity of injury, recovery, and performance on the memory scale.
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↵1 Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1965. The research project was supported in part by the National Institute of Mental Health, grant number MPH-16, 464.
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