Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Butters, Nelson (1937–1995)

  • Meryl A. ButtersEmail author
  • James T. Becker
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_605

Major Appointments

  • NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Neuropsychology Section of NIMH, Bethesda, MD (1964–1966)

  • Instructor, College of General Studies, George Washington University (1965–1966)

  • Assistant Professor, Ohio State University (1966–1967)

  • Lecturer in Psychology, Antioch College (1966–1967)

  • Lecturer in Psychology, Wellesley College (1967–1968)

  • Lecturer in Psychology, University of Massachusetts (Boston) (1967–1983)

  • Research Career Scientist, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center (1967–1983)

  • Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology), Boston University School of Medicine (1967–1983)

  • Senior Lecturer, Northeastern University, University College (1967–1983)

  • Affiliate Professor of Psychology, Clark University (1973–1983)

  • Chief, Psychology Service, San Diego Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center (1983–1995)

  • Professor of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine (San Diego) (1983–1995)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, A.B.. with...

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References and Readings

  1. Albert, M. S., Butters, N., & Brandt, J. (1981). Patterns of remote memory in amnesic and demented patients. Archives of Neurology, 38(8), 495–500. PMID: 6454407.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Brandt, J., Butters, N., Ryan, C., & Bayog, R. (1983). Cognitive loss and recovery in long-term alcohol abusers. Archives of General Psychiatry, 40(4), 435–442.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  3. Butters, N. (1966). The effect of LSD-25 on spatial and stimulus perseverative tendencies in rats. Psychopharmacologia, 8(6), 454–460.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  4. Butters, N. (1984). The clinical aspects of memory disorders: Contributions from experimental studies of amnesia and dementia. Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 6(1), 17–36. PMID: 6230375.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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  6. Butters, N. (1996). Memoirs, in Nelson Butters remembered. APA Division 40 Newsletter, 14(3), 1, 3–7.Google Scholar
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  8. Butters, N., & Cermak, L. S. (1974). The role of cognitive factors in the memory disorders of alcoholic patients with the Korsakoff syndrome. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 233, 61–75. PMID: 4523804.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  9. Butters, N., & Pandya, D. (1969). Retention of delayed-alternation: Effect of selective lesions of sulcus principalis. Science, 165(3899), 1271–1273. PMID: 4979528.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  10. Butters, N., & Rosvold, H. E. (1968). Effect of caudate and septal nuclei lesions on resistance to extinction and delayed-alternation. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 65(3), 397–403. PMID: 4970002.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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  12. Butters, N., Tarlow, S., Cermak, L. S., & Sax, D. (1976). A comparison of the information processing deficits of patients with Huntington’s chorea and Korsakoff’s syndrome. Cortex, 12(2), 134–144. PMID: 133786.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  13. Butters, N., Wolfe, J., Martone, M., Granholm, E., & Cermak, L. S. (1985). Memory disorders associated with Huntington’s disease: Verbal recall, verbal recognition and procedural memory. Neuropsychologia, 23(6), 729–743. PMID: 2934642.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  14. Butters, N., Granholm, E., Salmon, D. P., Grant, I., & Wolfe, J. (1987). Episodic and semantic memory: A comparison of amnesic and demented patients. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 9(5), 479–497. PMID: 2959682.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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  17. Chan, A. S., Butters, N., Paulsen, J. S., Salmon, D. P., Swenson, M. R., & Maloney, L. T. (1993). An assessment of the semantic network in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 5(2), 254–261.  https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.1993.5.2.254. PMID: 23972157.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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  20. Hodges, J. R., Salmon, D. P., & Butters, N. (1990). Differential impairment of semantic and episodic memory in Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases: A controlled prospective study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 53(12), 1089–1095. PMID: 2149861.PubMedPubMedCentralCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  22. Moss, M. B., Albert, M. S., Butters, N., & Payne, M. (1986). Differential patterns of memory loss among patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and alcoholic Korsakoff’s syndrome. Archives of Neurology, 43(3), 239–246. PMID: 2936323.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  23. Rosen, J., Stein, D., & Butters, N. (1971). Recovery of function after serial ablation of prefrontal cortex in the rhesus monkey. Science, 173(3994), 353–356. PMID: 4997798.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  24. Shimamura, A. P., Salmon, D. P., Squire, L. R., & Butters, N. (1987). Memory dysfunction and word priming in dementia and amnesia. Behavioral Neuroscience, 101(3), 347–351. PMID: 2955793.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  25. Tröster, A. I., Butters, N., Salmon, D. P., Cullum, C. M., Jacobs, D., Brandt, J., & White, R. F. (1993). The diagnostic utility of savings scores: Differentiating Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases with the logical memory and visual reproduction tests. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 15(5), 773–788. PMID: 8276935.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, WPICPittsburghUSA