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The Influence of Memory and Attention Abilities on Picture Description Performance

Capilouto, Gilson J. and Wright, Heather Harris and Bush, Heather M.
The Influence of Memory and Attention Abilities on Picture Description Performance. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the memory and attention demands of single and sequential picture descriptions. Two hundred forty healthy adults comprised six decade cohorts, 20 through 70. Participants completed memory and attention measures and single and sequential picture descriptions. Of interest was the proportion of main events relayed for two single and two sequential pictures. Results suggest that picture description tasks tax memory and attention skills to a greater degree than has been previously reported. The influence of memory and attention performance was found to vary by stimulus type, cognitive measure, and age. 

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2271
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)