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A 21-year-old female asked:

On memory tests i score well above average. i have difficulty learning new words though. is there any disorder which specifically affects vocab memory?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Learning semantics, : the meaning of words, is a complex task of higher order cognition, as described on http://www.indiana.edu/~hlw/Meaning/learning.html. It may, therefore, be difficult for a person whose neuropsychological function in short-term, active-working & long-term memory is intact. A neuropsychological exam can define the area of impairment.
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