Implicit and Explicit Emotional Memory for Melodies in Alzheimer's Disease and Depression


Address for correspondence: Nolwenn Quoniam, Laboratoire de Psychologie Clinique et de Psychopathologie, Institut de Psychologie, Université René Descartes Paris 5, 71 avenue Edouard Vaillant, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Voice: 33 1 55 20 59 53;


Abstract: The present study investigates the impact of emotional deficits on implicit and explicit memory for musical stimuli in patients with Alzheimer's disease and elderly depressed patients. Results showed that unlike Alzheimer's patients, depressed patients were unable to develop a positive affective bias of judgment for previously heard melodies.