Pattern span: a tool for unwelding visuo–spatial memory

@article{Sala1999PatternSA,
  title={Pattern span: a tool for unwelding visuo–spatial memory},
  author={Sergio Della Sala and Colin D. Gray and Alan D Baddeley and Nadia Allamano and Lindsey Wilson},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1999},
  volume={37},
  pages={1189-1199}
}
Evidence showing that non-verbal short-term memory has distinct visual and spatial/sequential components is reviewed. A new test, The Visual Patterns Test (VPT), which was designed to measure short-term visual memory largely shorn of its spatio-sequential component, is described. Correlational studies of the VPT and the Corsi Blocks Test with healthy subjects and brain-damaged patients indicate a separation between visual and sequential abilities. This separation of function is supported by… Expand
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