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Learning and forgetting during posttraumatic amnesia in head injured patients.
  1. H S Levin,
  2. W M High, Jr,
  3. H M Eisenberg
  1. University of Texas Medical Branch, Division of Neurosurgery, Galveston 77550.


    To investigate forgetting during recovery from head injury, colour slides were initially projected for long durations to ensure acquisition on a recognition test given 10 minutes later. Patients tested during posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) exhibited accelerated forgetting over 32 hours as compared with head trauma patients studied after the period of PTA and normal controls.

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