Verbal Episodic Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia: A Comparison with Frontal Lobe Lesion Patients

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the relationship between lateralized frontal lobe dysfunction and episodic verbal memory impairment in schizophrenia.

2. Identify whether frontal dysfunction may underlie, at least in part, verbal memory dysfunction in persons with schizophrenia.

3. Explain how repeated exposure differentially impacts retrieval processes in patients with schizophrenia and lateralized frontal lobe lesions.

Christensen, B. K., Patrick, R. E., Stuss, D. T., Gillingham, S., & Zipursky, R. B. (2013). Verbal Episodic Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia: A Comparison with Frontal Lobe Lesion Patients. The Clinical Neuropsychologist27(4), 647-666.