The role of the human frontal lobes in episodic memory is becoming
better understood, thanks mainly to focal lesion and neuroimaging studies.
Here we review some recent findings from basic research on the frontal
lobes in memory encoding, search, and decision-making at retrieval. For
each of these processes, researchers have uncovered cases in which frontal
memory impairments can be attenuated by various task manipulations. We
suggest ways in which these findings may inform clinical evaluation and
rehabilitation of memory problems following frontal damage.
(JINS, 2006, 12, 210–223.)