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Title: Iii. Nih Toolbox Cognition Battery (cb): Measuring episodic memory.
Authors: Bauer PJ, Dikmen SS, Heaton RK, Mungas D, Slotkin J, Beaumont JL
Year: 2013
Publication: Monographs of The Society for Research in Child Development
Volume: 78 Issue: 4 Pages: 34-48
Abstract:One of the most significant domains of cognition is episodic memory, which allows for rapid acquisition and long-term storage of new information. For purposes of the NIH Toolbox, we devised a new test of episodic memory. The nonverbal NIH Toolbox Picture Sequence Memory Test (TPSMT) requires participants to reproduce the order of an arbitrarily ordered sequence of pictures presented on a computer. To adjust for ability, sequence length varies from 6 to 15 pictures. Multiple trials are administered to increase reliability. Pediatric data from the validation study revealed the TPSMT to be sensitive to age-related changes. The task also has high test-retest reliability and promising construct validity. Steps to further increase the sensitivity of the instrument to individual and age-related variability are described.

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