Visual Memory Improvement Techniques
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In some patients with Alzheimer's disease, choline or phosphatidylcholine has beneficial effects, but this effect is variable. Both verbal and visual memory may be impaired in other patients who require long-term intravenous feeding and this may be improved with choline supplementation.
Virtually none of the input to perirhinal cortex originates in the parietal cortex. These anatomical considerations lead to the expectation that perirhinal cortical lesions might impair visual memory more than spatial memory and that the reverse might be true for parahippocampal cortex. Furthermore, because both the perirhinal and the parahippocampal cortices project to the hippocampus, one might expect that hippocampal damage will similarly impair visual memory and spatial memory. The establishment of new, more sensitive behavioral tests and the development of new techniques for producing selective brain lesions have now made it possible to address these possibilities and to systematically clarify the separate contributions to memory of structures in the medial temporal lobe and the diencephalon.
There was also a trend for spatial ability (p 0.10) and visual memory (p 0.12). Survivors who had received systemic chemotherapy scored lower than survivors who had received local therapy only. Using a definition of low neuropsychological performance similar to that used in the studies reported above, 39 of chemotherapy patients compared to 14 of local therapy patients scored within the low performance range (Chi sq. p 0.002). immediate and delayed recall), and visual memory (both immediate and delayed recall).
Nonverbal LDs are often overlooked, occur less frequently than reading disorders, and are characterized by problems in arithmetic computation, graphomotor skills, reading comprehension, math reasoning, science, complex concept formation, visual memory, and social-behavioral skills these are often found in children with white-matter disorders, and are assumed to be more right-hemisphere-based. As of the late 1990s, a classification schema (based on reading disability dyslexia research) was applied to all achievement domains included in federal and state definitions of LD. Three major types of LDs were identified specific language impairment, specific
Visual Memory Long-term visual memory is the ability to recall something seen a long time ago, while short-term visual memory is the ability to remember something seen very recently. Visual memory often depends upon the nature of the information being processed. For example, most people find it easier to remember what an object looked like four weeks ago if the object is associated with a special event. Children with problems in this area may find it hard to describe a place they have visited, remember the spelling of a familiar but irregularly spelled word, dial a telephone number without looking carefully at each of the numbers and letters on the telephone, or use a calculator, typewriter, or computer keyboard with speed and accuracy.
There is another problem with the model of Farah and McClelland (1991). According to the model, the visual and perceptual units in the semantic system are all interconnected. It follows that patients with severely impaired visual memory for objects should also have poor memory for functional information when provided with object names. In fact, some patients have intact functional memory for objects combined with very poor visual object memory (e.g., Riddoch & Humphreys, 1993).
There are a variety of symptoms with this condition, including normal or advanced language and other skills and often good visual memory for the printed word. This is accompanied by poor mental math ability, often with problems in using money (such as balancing a checkbook, making change, and tipping). This may develop into an actual fear of money and its transactions.