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The participant is presented with a set of words to learn. The words are then presented again, mixed with words that the participant has not seen/heard. The participant must correctly identify the previously presented words.
Definition contributed by PWright about eight months ago
Member of collection: ADAScog (Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive Subscale, ADAS-Cog)
Descendant of: recognition memory test
word recognition task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
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IMPLEMENTATIONS of word recognition task
Implementation #1 Written word recognition as part of the ADAScog. Instructions are given as follows: "The patient reads aloud 12 high imagery words. These words are then randomly mixed with 12 words the patient has not seen. The patient indicates whether or not the word was shown previously. Then two more trials of reading the original words and recognition are given. The score equals the mean number of incorrect responses for three trials (maxi- mum= 12)."
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