Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Roots of Cognitive NeuroscienceBehavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anjan Chatterjee and H. Branch Coslett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 October 2019

Semantic Memory

Semantic Memory

Chapter:
(p.67) Chapter 4 Semantic Memory
Source:
The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience
Author(s):

Anastasia M. Raymer

Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.003.0004

Theories of semantic memory are informed, not only through studies of healthy individuals, but also through studies of individuals with neurologic condition. This chapter examines the neural correlates of semantic impairments, leading to an examination of theories of semantic memory motivated by analyses of semantic breakdown in individuals with degenerative and acute neurologic conditions. Studies of optic aphasia and category-specific aphasias in particular influence discussions of modality-specific versus unitary views on the structure of semantic memory. Recent work has turned to examining the structure of semantic representations themselves. Studies of patients with herpes encephalitis, Alzheimer’s dementia, and semantic dementia shed light on the perceptual and functional attributes of semantic features, as compared to notions of embodied semantic representations. Studies of patients with neurologic conditions highlight the richness of semantic knowledge and the dynamic interplay among features of semantic representations used for daily life semantic processing tasks.

Keywords:   semantics, memory, declarative memory, optic aphasia, category-specific aphasia, semantic dementia, embodied representations, semantic features

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .