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Verbal learning dysfunction with combined centre median and amygdala lesions
  1. M. F. Jurko,
  2. O. J. Andy
  1. University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


    Stereotaxic lesions in either or both amygdala did not impair verbal learning ability (presented by ear as a paired-associates test). Centre median lesions alone did not impair this form of learning; however, when combined with a left amygdala lesion a significant decrease in scores occurred which persisted for up to two years after operation. The data support a hypothesis that medial thalamic structures have alerting functions in learning mechanisms.

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