DECREASE IN PERFORMANCE ON THE VERBAL FLUENCY TEST AS A FUNCTION OF TIME - EVALUATION IN A YOUNG HEALTHY SAMPLE

Authors
Citation
Sf. Crowe, DECREASE IN PERFORMANCE ON THE VERBAL FLUENCY TEST AS A FUNCTION OF TIME - EVALUATION IN A YOUNG HEALTHY SAMPLE, Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section A, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 20(3), 1998, pp. 391-401
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology, Clinical",Psychology,"Clinical Neurology
ISSN journal
1380-3395
Volume
20
Issue
3
Year of publication
1998
Pages
391 - 401
Database
ISI
SICI code
1380-3395(1998)20:3<391:DIPOTV>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Participants were asked to generate as many words as possible using la rge and small category sizes with the initial letter and semantic cate gory search strategies. The production of each participant for each 15 -s time slice on each task was recorded. The results revealed that on all fluency tasks, the production in the initial time slice was highes t and also of greatest frequency. As time on task increased the produc tion decreased, as did the word frequency of the items produced. The r esults are consistent with the notion that there is a store of high-fr equency words accessed during the early trials of the fluency tasks an d as this store becomes exhausted the production and the word frequenc y decreases.