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Developing a standardized measure of short-term memory and syntactic complexity: results from subtests of the CRTT-R

Fassbinder, Wiltrud and McNeil, Malcolm and Dickey, Michael and Lim, kyoungyuel and Pratt, Sheila and Kim, Aelee and Kendall, Diane and Pompon, Rebecca and Szuminsky, Neil
Developing a standardized measure of short-term memory and syntactic complexity: results from subtests of the CRTT-R. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Short-term memory (STM) effects have shown to be distinguishable from other working memory components supporting complex computations/central executive functions. To develop a measure capable of assessing the effects of STM and linguistic computations on sentence processing,  effects of syntactic complexity and padding were investigated with the Computerized Revised Token Test –Revised in individuals with aphasia and control participants.  Off-line measures revealed clear effects of both factors.  The expected interaction of complexity and padding  and overadditive effects for individuals with aphasia were not found. An effect of complexity on word errors in passive sentences for individuals was shown.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2327
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)