Visual association test to detect early dementia of the Alzheimer type.

  title={Visual association test to detect early dementia of the Alzheimer type.},
  author={Jaap Lindeboom and Ben A. Schmand and Linda R. Tulner and Gerard J. M. Walstra and Cees Jonker},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={73 2},
BACKGROUND The visual association test (VAT) is a brief learning task based on imagery mnemonics. The test materials consist of six line drawings of pairs of interacting objects or animals-for example, an ape holding an umbrella. The person is asked to name each object and, later, is presented with one object from the pair and asked to name the other. OBJECTIVE To verify that the task induces robust incidental or effortless learning (study 1), and to study the efficiency of the test as a… CONTINUE READING
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