Immediate memory spans in dementia.

A. Orsini, L. Trojano, L. Chiacchio, D. Grossi

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Spatial span (Corsi's block-tapping test) and verbal spans for digits (Wechsler Digits Forward Test) and for words were measured in 30 normal subjects and in 51 demented patients, divided into two groups (mildly demented and severely demented) according to selective clinical and neuropsychological criteria. Statistical analysis showed significant differences among the three groups for spatial span. By contrast, controls' and mildly demented patients' performances on both verbal spans were not significantly different. These findings are discussed in the light of theory about working memory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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