College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Interpretation of Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery by Item Intercorrelation: The Memory Scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1983

Publication Title

Clinical Neuropsychology

ISSN

0363-8715

Volume

5

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

Examined the intercorrelations between the items of the Memory scale (MS) of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery and the items on the remaining scales of the battery for 70 normal and 268 psychiatric or brain-damaged patients (mean age 40.4 yrs). Although the MS is primarily a measure of short-term memory functions, MS items showed significant correlations with nonmemory items across the test battery, emphasizing the importance of these functions in many tasks required in neuropsychological testing. An analysis of the correlations supports many of A. R. Luria's (1966, 1973) basic theories relating memory to more general cerebral functions. (24 ref)

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