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profileMargaret G. O'Connor, PH.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Neurology
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentNeurology
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
Neurology, Kirstein 2
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/667-2073
Fax617/667-7981
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  1. Hollis AM, Duncanson H, Kapust LR, Xi PM, O'Connor MG. Validity of the mini-mental state examination and the montreal cognitive assessment in the prediction of driving test outcome. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 May; 63(5):988-92. PMID: 25940275.
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  2. Bowers AR, Anastasio RJ, Sheldon SS, O'Connor MG, Hollis AM, Howe PD, Horowitz TS. Can we improve clinical prediction of at-risk older drivers? Accid Anal Prev. 2013 Oct; 59:537-47. PMID: 23954688; PMCID: PMC3769510.
  3. Hollis AM, Lee AK, Kapust LR, Phillips LK, Wolkin J, O'Connor MG. The driving competence of 90-year-old drivers: from a hospital-based driving clinic. Traffic Inj Prev. 2013; 14(8):782-90. PMID: 24073765.
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  4. Huang LW, Inouye SK, Jones RN, Fong TG, Rudolph JL, O'Connor MG, Metzger ED, Crane PK, Marcantonio ER. Identifying indicators of important diagnostic features of delirium. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jun; 60(6):1044-50. PMID: 22690980; PMCID: PMC3376010.
  5. Leeman BA, Macklin EA, Schomer DL, O'Connor MG. Remote memory deficits in epilepsy and the role of failed consolidation. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Aug; 18(4):498-9. PMID: 20708577.
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  6. O'Connor MG, Kapust LR, Lin B, Hollis AM, Jones RN. The 4Cs (crash history, family concerns, clinical condition, and cognitive functions): a screening tool for the evaluation of the at-risk driver. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Jun; 58(6):1104-8. PMID: 20487078.
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  7. Beth A. Leeman, Eric A. Macklin, Donald L. Schomer, Margaret G. O’Connor . Transient News Events Test: Feasibility in Assessment of Post-Temporal Lobectomy Remote Memory Deficits. American Epilepsy Society. 2009.
  8. Leeman BA, Macklin EA, Schomer DL, O'Connor MG. Transient News Events Test: feasibility in assessment of post-temporal lobectomy remote memory deficits. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Sep; 16(1):113-9. PMID: 19643674.
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  9. Walker LM, Katzir T, Liu T, Ly J, Corriveau K, Barzillai M, Chu F, O'Connor MG, Hackney DB, Chang BS. Gray matter volumes and cognitive ability in the epileptogenic brain malformation of periventricular nodular heterotopia. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Aug; 15(4):456-60. PMID: 19541546; PMCID: PMC2721909.
  10. Reynolds E, Wong B, Lebowitz B, Farkis J, O'Connor MG. Flashbulb memories for September 11th in adults with Asperger's Syndrome. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 2009.
  11. O’Connor MG, Kapust LR . Are Parkinson’s Patients Safe to Drive? How Can the Clinician Decide? . AD/PD Conference, Czech Republic. 2009.
  12. Burandt CA, Lebowitz BK, Troster AI, O'Connor MG. The role of neuropsychology in the evaluation of surgical candidates for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: A survey study. AACN 6th Anuual Conference. 2008.
  13. O'Connor M, Lebowitz BK, Ly J, Panizzon MS, Elkin-Frankston S, Dey S, Bloomingdale K, Thall M, Pearlman C. A dissociation between anterograde and retrograde amnesia after treatment with electroconvulsive therapy: a naturalistic investigation. J ECT. 2008 Jun; 24(2):146-51. PMID: 18580560.
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  14. O'Connor MG, Kapust LR, Hollis AM. DriveWise: an interdisciplinary hospital-based driving assessment program. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2008; 29(4):351-62. PMID: 19064471.
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  15. Nelson AP, O'Connor MG. Mild cognitive impairment: a neuropsychological perspective. CNS Spectr. 2008 Jan; 13(1):56-64. PMID: 18204415.
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  16. Nelson AP, O'Connor MG. Mild Cognitive Impairment: A neuropsychology perspective. CNS Spectrum. 2008; 13(1):56-64.
  17. O'Connor MG, Kapust LR, Hollis A. DriveWise: An interdisciplinary hospital based driving assessment program. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2008; in press.
  18. Margaret O’Connor Ph.D, Brian Lebowitz, Jenny Ly B.S, Matthew S. Panizzon M.A., Seth Elkin-Frankston B.S., Sangeeta Dey, Kerry Bloomingdale M.D., Mark Thall M.D., Chester Pearlman M.D. A Dissociation between Anterograde and Retrograde Amnesia Following Treatment with Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Naturalistic Investigation. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Bilboa, Spain. 2007.
  19. Halpern AR, Ly J, Elkin-Frankston S, O'Connor MG. "I know what I like": stability of aesthetic preference in Alzheimer's patients. Brain Cogn. 2008 Feb; 66(1):65-72. PMID: 17606318.
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  20. Elkin-Frankston S, Lebowitz BK, Kapust LR, Hollis AM, O'Connor MG. The use of the Color Trails Test in the assessment of driver competence: preliminary report of a culture-fair instrument. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2007 Jun; 22(5):631-5. PMID: 17481851.
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  21. Ly J, Panizzon M, Dey S, Thall M, Pearlman C, Bloomingdale K, O’Connor M. Remote memory impairment following treatment with ECT. 34th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in Boston MA. 2006.
  22. Namji S, Deveney C, Kapust L, Hollis A, O’Connor M. 34th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in Boston MA. 2006.
  23. Lebowitz, B.K., O’Connor, M.G, Ly, J., Panizzon, M., Elkin-Frankston, S., Dey, S., Bloomingdale, K., Thall, M. Retrograde Memory for Words Following ECT. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Philadelphia, PA. 2006.
  24. O’Connor MG, Verfaellie M. Evaluation and management of memory disorders. In: Neurological Therapeutics: Principles and Practice Noseworthy JH, ed. 2006.
  25. O'Connor MG, Jerskey BA, Robertson EM, Brenninkmeyer C, Ozdemir E, Leone AP. The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on procedural memory and dysphoric mood in patients with major depressive disorder. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2005 Dec; 18(4):223-7. PMID: 16340396.
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  26. Chang BS, Ly J, Appignani B, Bodell A, Apse KA, Ravenscroft RS, Sheen VL, Doherty MJ, Hackney DB, O'Connor M, Galaburda AM, Walsh CA. Reading impairment in the neuronal migration disorder of periventricular nodular heterotopia. Neurology. 2005 Mar 08; 64(5):799-803. PMID: 15753412.
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  27. Dey S. O’Connor M, Ott B. Just because I got lost doesn’t mean I can’t drive. 33rd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in St. Louis, Missouri. 2005.
  28. O’Connor MG, Ly J, Panizzon MS, Elkin Franskton S, Dey S, Thall M, Pearlman C, Bloomingdale K. Retrograde amnesia following treatment with ECT. Journal of ECT. 2005; (Submitted).
  29. O'Connor MG, Lafleche G. Amnesic Syndromes. Clinical Neuropsychology Hospital Practice Guidebook; Snyder P, Nussbaum P, eds. 2005.
  30. O'Connor MG, Lafleche GM. Retrograde amnesia in patients with rupture and surgical repair of anterior communicating artery aneurysms. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2004 Mar; 10(2):221-9. PMID: 15012842.
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  31. O'Connor M, Brenninkmeyer C, Morgan A, Bloomingdale K, Thall M, Vasile R, Leone AP. Relative effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroconvulsive therapy on mood and memory: a neurocognitive risk-benefit analysis. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2003 Jun; 16(2):118-27. PMID: 12799598.
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  32. Lanca M, Jerskey BA, O'Connor MG. Neuropsychologic assessment of visual disorders. Neurol Clin. 2003 May; 21(2):387-416. PMID: 12916485.
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  33. Barton JJ, Cherkasova MV, Press DZ, Intriligator JM, O'Connor M. Developmental prosopagnosia: a study of three patients. Brain Cogn. 2003 Feb; 51(1):12-30. PMID: 12633587.
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  34. O'Connor MG. Book Review of Eichenbaum H, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. 2003.
  35. Lanca M, Jerskey BA, O'Connor MG. Neuropsychological assessment of visual disorders. In: Neurological Clinics of North America, Rizzo M, Barton J, eds. 2003.
  36. Barton JJ, Press DZ, Keenan JP, O'Connor M. Lesions of the fusiform face area impair perception of facial configuration in prosopagnosia. Neurology. 2002 Jan 08; 58(1):71-8. PMID: 11781408.
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  37. O'Connor MG, Verfaellie M. The amnesic syndrome: Overview and subtypes. The Handbook of Memory Disorders, Baddeley A, Kopleman MD, Wilson BA, eds. 2002.
  38. O'Connor MG, Kaplan E. Age-related changes in memory. The Handbook of Adult Development. Demick J, Andreoletti C, eds. 2002.
  39. Barton JJ, Cherkasova M, O'Connor M. Covert recognition in acquired and developmental prosopagnosia. Neurology. 2001 Oct 09; 57(7):1161-8. PMID: 11591830.
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  40. Keenan JP, Nelson A, O'Connor M, Pascual-Leone A. Self-recognition and the right hemisphere. Nature. 2001 Jan 18; 409(6818):305. PMID: 11201730.
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  41. Sherman A, O'Connor MG. Memory problems and rehabilitation. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2001.
  42. Stickgold R, Malia A, Maguire D, Roddenberry D, O'Connor M. Replaying the game: hypnagogic images in normals and amnesics. Science. 2000 Oct 13; 290(5490):350-3. PMID: 11030656.
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  43. Halpern AR, O'Connor MG. Implicit memory for music in Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology. 2000 Jul; 14(3):391-7. PMID: 10928742.
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  44. Mimura M, Kinsbourne M, O'Connor M. Time estimation by patients with frontal lesions and by Korsakoff amnesics. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2000 Jul; 6(5):517-28. PMID: 10932471.
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  45. Weintraub S, Peavy GM, O'Connor M, Johnson NA, Acar D, Sweeney J, Janssen I. Three words three shapes: A clinical test of memory. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2000 Apr; 22(2):267-78. PMID: 10779840.
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  46. O'Connor MG, Sieggreen MA, Bachna K, Kaplan B, Cermak LS, Ransil BJ. Long-term retention of transient news events. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2000 Jan; 6(1):44-51. PMID: 10761366.
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  47. O’Connor MG, Verfaellie M. Evaluation and management of memory disorders. In: Noseworthy JH, ed., Neurologcial Therapeutics: Principles and Practice. 2000.
  48. Schomer DS, O'Connor MG, Spiers P, Seeck M, Mesulam MM, Bear D. Temporal lobe epilepsy and behavior. Priniciples of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, Mesulam MM, ed. 2000.
  49. Morgan A, Warde A, Brenninkmeyer C, Pascual-Leone A, O'Connor M. The effects of ECT and TMS on rate of forgetting. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 2000.
  50. Verfaellie M, O'Connor M. A neuropsychological analysis of memory and amnesia. Semin Neurol. 2000; 20(4):455-62. PMID: 11149701.
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  51. O'Connor MG. A naturalistic comparison of the effects of ECT and TMS on mood and cognition. NARSAD Scientific Symposium. 2000.
  52. O'Connor MG, Brenninkmeyer C, Ozdemir E, Fumiko M, Keenan J, Freund S, Pascual-Leone A. The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on mood and procedural learning in patients with Major Depressive Disorder. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 2000.
  53. Safer JD, O'Connor MG, Colan SD, Srinivasan S, Tollin SR, Wondisford FE. The thyroid hormone receptor-beta gene mutation R383H is associated with isolated central resistance to thyroid hormone. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1999 Sep; 84(9):3099-109. PMID: 10487671.
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  54. O'Connor M, Sieggreen M, Kaplan B, Cermak L, Ransil B. The effects of age and sex on retention of events in long term memory. International Neuropsychological Society. 1999.
  55. O'Connor M, Morin M, Greenblatt D, Doherty R, Cahn G, Verfaellie M. Performance of temporal lobe epilepsy patients on tests of remote memory. International Neuropsychological Society. 1999.
  56. Bachna K, Sieggreen MA, Cermak L, Penk W, O'Connor M. MMPI/MMPI-2: comparisons of amnesic patients. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 1998 Aug; 13(6):535-42. PMID: 14590637.
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  57. Nelson AP, O'Connor MG. Neuropsychological Assessment. Psychologists' Desk Reference. Koocher GP, Norcross JC, Hill SS, eds. 1998; 29-34.
  58. O'Connor MG, Morin MD. Amnesic Syndromes. Clinical Neuropsychology Hospital Practice Guidebook. Snyder P, Nussbaum P, eds. 1998.
  59. O'Connor M, Sieggreen MA, Ahern G, Schomer D, Mesulam M. Accelerated forgetting in association with temporal lobe epilepsy and paraneoplastic encephalitis. Brain Cogn. 1997 Oct; 35(1):71-84. PMID: 9339303.
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  60. Johnson MK, O'Connor M, Cantor J. Confabulation, memory deficits, and frontal dysfunction. Brain Cogn. 1997 Jul; 34(2):189-206. PMID: 9220085.
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  61. Greenblatt D, O'Connor MG, Hayashi P, Verfaellie M. The status of retrograde amnesia in post-lobectomy patients. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 1997.
  62. Greenblatt D, O'Connor MG, Verfaellie M, Schomer D. The remote memory abilities of post-lobectomy patients. American Epilepsy Society. 1997.
  63. Coriat BE, O'Connor MG, Bachna K. Investigations of remote memory abilities of patients with Probable Alzheimer's disease. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 1997.
  64. Hayashi PJ, O'Connor MG. Neuropsychological Aspects of Epilepsy. Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy. Schachter S, Schomer D, ed. 1997.
  65. Bachna K, O'Connor MG. The contribution of working memory to temporal estimation. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 1997.
  66. D'Esposito M, Alexander MP, Fischer R, McGlinchey-Berroth R, O'Connor M. Recovery of memory and executive function following anterior communicating artery aneurysm rupture. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 1996 Nov; 2(6):565-70. PMID: 9375161.
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  67. Sandson TA, O'Connor M, Sperling RA, Edelman RR, Warach S. Noninvasive perfusion MRI in Alzheimer's disease: a preliminary report. Neurology. 1996 Nov; 47(5):1339-42. PMID: 8909457.
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  68. Manoach DS, O'Connor M, Weintraub S. Absence of neglect for mental representations during the intracarotid amobarbital procedure. Arch Neurol. 1996 Apr; 53(4):333-6. PMID: 8929155.
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  69. O'Connor MG, Walbridge M, Sandson T, Alexander M. A neuropsychological analysis of Capgras syndrome. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology. 1996; 9(4):265-271.
  70. Weintraub S, O'Connor M, Peavy GM, Guinessey J, Acar D, Kessenich M, Jansen I. Three Words-Three Shapes Test: Performance of patients with Alzheimer's disease, Korsakoff amnesics, and control subjects. International Neuropsychological Society. 1996.
  71. Kixmiller J, Verfaellie M, O'Connor M, Cermak LS. Differences in short term verbal retention among amnesic subgroups. American Psychological Association meeting. 1995.
  72. Schachter SC, Bolton A, Manoach D, O'Connor MG, Weintraub S, Blume H, Schomer DL. Handedness in patients with intractable epilepsy: Correlations with side of temporal lobectomy and gender. Journal of Epilepsy. 1995; 8:190-192.
  73. Butters N, O'Connor MG, Verfaellie M. Further investigation of nonverbal memory, retrograde amnesia and visual imaging problems. Broken Memories. Conway M, Campbell B, eds. 1995.
  74. O'Connor MG. Neuropsychological investigations of multiple sclerosis: A clinical perspective. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 1995.
  75. O'Connor MG, Cermak LS, Seidman L. Emotional characteristics of a patient with amnesia due to encephalitis. Broken Memories. Conway M, Campbell B, eds. 1995.
  76. O'Connor MG, Verfaillie M, Cermak L. Clinical subtypes of amnesia. Handbook of Memory Disorders. Baddeley A, ed. 1995.
  77. Kixmiller J, Zarella M, O'Connor M. Differentiation of amnesic subgroups using savings scores from the Rey Complex Figure Test and WMS-R. National Academy of Neuropsychology. 1995.
  78. Ahern GL, O'Connor M, Dalmau J, Coleman A, Posner JB, Schomer DL, Herzog AG, Kolb DA, Mesulam MM. Paraneoplastic temporal lobe epilepsy with testicular neoplasm and atypical amnesia. Neurology. 1994 Jul; 44(7):1270-4. PMID: 8035928.
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  79. Walbridge M, O'Connor MG. The contribution of frontal systems dysfunction to confabulation. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 1994.
  80. Kixmiller J, O'Connor M, Cermak LS. Profiles of amnesia on the WMS-R. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 1994.
  81. D'Esposito M, Alexander MP, Verfaellie M, McGlinchey-Berroth, O'Connor MG, Walbridge M. The mechanisms of retrograde amnesia depends on the region of brain injury. Neurology. 1994; 44(Suppl 2):1002.
  82. O'Connor MG. Neuropsychological investigations of multiple sclerosis: a clinical perspective. Clin Neurosci. 1994; 2(3-4):225-8. PMID: 7749892.
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  83. Bolton A, Schindler R, Rajaram S, Valillancourt P, O'Connor M. Amnesic syndrome in a case of circumscribed hypothalamic tumor. Neurology. 1994; 44(Suppl 2):268.
  84. Cantor J, O'Connor MG. The Transient Events Test: a measure of retrograde memory. Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. 1993.
  85. Schachter S, Bolton A, Manoach D, O'Connor MG, Weintraub S, Blume H, Schomer D. Handedness, sex, and side of temporal lobectomy. Epilepsia. 1993; 34(Suppl 6):82.
  86. O'Connor M, Butters N, Miliotis P, Eslinger P, Cermak LS. The dissociation of anterograde and retrograde amnesia in a patient with herpes encephalitis. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1992 Mar; 14(2):159-78. PMID: 1572943.
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  87. O'Connor MG. The clinical evaluation of memory functions. Neurology Neurosurgery Update. Scheinberg P, ed. 1989; (10):2-8.
  88. O'Connor MG. Theories of memory and amnesia. Neurology Neurosurgery Update. Scheinberg P, ed. 1989; (9):2-8.
  89. Weinstein A, Moes E, O'Connor MG. The management of Memory Disorders. Houston: HDI. 1989.
  90. Cermak LS, Blackford SP, O'Connor M, Bleich RP. The implicit memory ability of a patient with amnesia due to encephalitis. Brain Cogn. 1988 Apr; 7(2):145-56. PMID: 3377895.
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  91. O'Connor MG. The effects of self reference on depressives' perceptual identification and recognition of verbal stimuli [Dissertation]. Boston University. 1987.
  92. O'Connor MG. The effects of self reference on depressives' perceptual identification and recognition of verbal stimuli. 1987.
  93. O'Connor MG. The effects of self reference on depressives' perceptual identification and recognition of verbal stimuli [Dissertation]. Boston University. 1987.
  94. Cermak LS, O'Connor M, Talbot N. Biasing of alcoholic Korsakoff patients' semantic memory. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1986 Oct; 8(5):543-55. PMID: 3805251.
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  95. O'Connor MG, Cermak LS. The rehabilitation of organic memory disorders. The Neuropsychology of Rehabilitation. Meier M, Diller D, Benton A, eds. 1986.
  96. Cermak LS, O'Connor MG. Mnemonic retraining of organic memory disorders. Perspectives in Cognitive Neuropsychology. Denes G, Semenza C, Bisiacchi P, Andrewsky E, eds. 1985.
  97. Cermak LS, O'Connor M. The anterograde and retrograde retrieval ability of a patient with amnesia due to encephalitis. Neuropsychologia. 1983; 21(3):213-34. PMID: 6877576.
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