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Naming famous people: An examination of tip-of-the-tongue phenomena in aphasia and Alzheimer's disease

Beeson, P. M. and Holland, A. L. and Murray, L. L.
Naming famous people: An examination of tip-of-the-tongue phenomena in aphasia and Alzheimer's disease. Aphasiology, 11(4-5), 1997, pages 323-336.

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Abstract

Confrontation naming of famous faces was studied in 33 individuals with aphasia (anemic, Broca's, and conduction) and 27 individuals with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). Naming failures were examined for evidence of tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) state by probing semantic and word-form knowledge (initial letter and word shape). Basic semantic information was provided for many of the recognized faces by all subject groups. Conduction and Broca's groups showed strongest evidence of TOT, performing above chance on initial letter identification. There was little evidence of word-form knowledge in anemic and AD groups.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:PROPER NAMES; DISORDERS; RETRIEVAL; MEMORY; STATE; FACE
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1102
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1996 : 26th : Newport, RI : June 1996)
Conference Date:June 1996
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:11
Number:4-5
Pages:323-336
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Additional Information:Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.