Memory for proper names: A review

Proper names have a frustrating propensity to be forgotten

Gillian Cohen

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • Proper names have a frustrating propensity to be forgotten
  • A considerable amount of laboratory and naturalistic data has demonstrated this vulnerability of proper names to memory errors both in learning new names and in retrieving familiar names
  • Retrieval of familiar proper names is especially affected in old age and in some cases of aphasia
  • This pattern of vulnerability offers an important opportunity for gaining insight into basic memory processes and architecture by identifying the characteristics of proper names that disrupt memory
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