Luigi Trojano

Professor of Neuropsychology

Name Luigi
Surname Trojano
Institution Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Address Department of Psychology, University of Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli', Viale Ellittico 31, 81100 Caserta, Italy


  • Immediate memory spans in dementia.

    Publication Date: 01/08/1988 on Perceptual and motor skills
    by Orsini A, Trojano L, Chiacchio L, Grossi D
    DOI: 10.2466/pms.1988.67.1.267

    Spatial span (Corsi's block-tapping test) and verbal spans for digits (Wechsler Digits Forward Test) and for words were measured in 30 normal subjects and in 51 demented patients, divided into two groups (mildly demented and severely demented) according to selective clinical and neuropsychological criteria. Statistical analysis showed significant differences among the three groups for spatial span. By contrast, controls' and mildly demented patients' performances on both verbal spans were not significantly different. These findings are discussed in the light of theory about working memory.

  • Mixed transcortical aphasia. On relative sparing of phonological short-term store in a case.

    Publication Date: 01/01/1988 on Neuropsychologia
    by Trojano L, Fragassi NA, Postiglione A, Grossi D

    A case of Mixed Transcortical Aphasia is reported. The patient showed completely impaired verbal comprehension and speech production, with preservation of automatic speaking and singing; repetition was relatively spared. A detailed study of word and nonword repetition is reported, in order to demonstrate that the patient's residual repetition ability is based on relative sparing of short-term phonological store.