Relationships between Working Memory Capacity and Listening and Reading Sentence Comprehension in Normal Elderly Individuals and Persons with Aphasia

Sung, Jee Eun and Dickey, Michael and McNeil, Malcolm and Hula, William and Pratt, Sheila and Ventura, MaryBeth and Szuminsky, Neil and Kim, Aelee and Fossett, Tepanta and Doyle, Patrick and Musson, Nan (2008) Relationships between Working Memory Capacity and Listening and Reading Sentence Comprehension in Normal Elderly Individuals and Persons with Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The purposes of the study are to investigate whether working memory (WM) capacity significantly predicts performance on auditory and reading comprehension tasks for aphasic individuals, and to examine whether WM-group differences between low and high WM groups emerge in demanding comprehension tasks. The results revealed that WM capacity significantly predicted performance on an auditory comprehension task and on a reading comprehension task presented with a self-paced moving window method. WM group effects emerged especially under the subtests with more linguistic elements and these findings are consistent with the WM capacity model (Just & Carpenter, 1992).

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1962

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