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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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PAWLOWSKI, Josiane et al. Memory Evaluation of Patients with Lesion in the Basal Ganglia and Thalamus Following Stroke. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.1, pp.79-88. ISSN 1982-1247.

Studies show the importance of the basal ganglia and thalamus in memory, attention, selection and monitoring of information. In this research we analyze four cases with unilateral subcortical lesions after stroke. The participants were assessed with the “Questionnaire of sociocultural and health aspects” and the “NEUPSILIN Brief Neuropsychological Assessment Instrument”. The objective was to analyze and discuss discrepancies in performance on different memory tasks in patients with subcortical lesions. All patients showed prejudice in the immediate recall task and none in the delayed recall task. The results appear to be related to a lower capacity to create strategies, organize information and retain new stimuli. We emphasize the involvement of these structures in circuits that are part of, together with cortical regions, the processing of working memory and executive functions. Future studies should include larger samples and control the influence of sociodemographic variables.

Keywords : Basal ganglia; thalamus; memory; encoding; stroke.

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