What does the object decision task measure? Reflections on the basis of evidence from semantic dementia.

@article{Hovius2003WhatDT,
  title={What does the object decision task measure? Reflections on the basis of evidence from semantic dementia.},
  author={Marjolijn Hovius and Marion L. Kellenbach and Kim S. Graham and John R. Hodges and Karalyn Patterson},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={100-7}
}
The authors investigated the impact of semantic knowledge on visual object analysis by assessing the performance of patients with semantic dementia on a different-views object matching test and on 2 object decision tests differing, for example, in whether the nonreal items were nonsense objects or chimeras of 2 real objects. On average, the patients scored normally on both the object matching and the object decision test including nonsense objects but were impaired on the object decision test… CONTINUE READING

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