Assessment of information processing in working memory in applied settings: the paper and pencil memory scanning test

W. van der Elst, M.P.J. van Boxtel, G.J.P. van Breukelen, J. Jolles

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Background. Sternberg's Memory Scanning Test (MST) is a useful paradigm for evaluating the speed and efficiency of information processing in working memory. Unfortunately, the classical MST has major drawbacks for use in applied settings Such as the clinic. For example, its administration time is long and the test is too difficult for older people or people with cognitive disorders. It would be advantageous to have a test for the assessment of information processing in working memory for use in applied settings, for example in differential diagnostics in clinical settings. Method. The MST was modified into a format that makes it more appropriate for use in the clinic, the Paper ='
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-44
JournalPsychological Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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