Humor and episodic memory following frontal versus posterior brain lesions.
10 frontal versus 10 posterior brain-lesioned patients were studied as to their capacity to use feelings (a humor response) to aid episodic memory. Both groups were inferior to 10 controls, and frontal-lesioned patients were inferior to those with posterior lesions. However, the former had more trouble using visual cues to aid memory. Consequently, the differences between frontal- and posterior-lesioned patients may not be specifically related to differences in using "feeling" cues to facilitate memory.
Perceptual and motor skills
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Prigatano, G. P. and Pribram, K. H., "Humor and episodic memory following frontal versus posterior brain lesions." (1981). Clinical Neuropsychology. 199.