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Ital J Neurol Sci. 1987 Dec;8(6):539-48.

Verbal and spatial immediate memory span: normative data from 1355 adults and 1112 children.

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Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università La Sapienza, Roma.


Norms are provided for verbal and visuo-spatial immediate memory span, two tasks widely used in the clinical assessment of short-term memory and its neurological disorders. Data have been collected from 1355 male and female adult subjects, with various educational backgrounds and a 20-99 years age range. Span shows a major decrement after the late sixties and is affected by educational level. Male subjects score better on the spatial task. Data collected from 1112 male and female children, 4-to-10 year-old, show that span increases with age and boys score better on the spatial test.

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