Benton Visual Retention Test

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Benton Visual Retention Test

A format of psychometric testing in which a person age 8 to adult is shown 10 cards, each consisting of one or more simple geometric designs. The test subject looks at a card for 10 seconds, then draws what he or she saw immediately after its removal. The test requires spatial conception, immediate recall and visuomotor reproduction, and is used to detect brain injury and learning disabilities.
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Benton Visual Form Discrimination Test

, The Benton, Benton visual retention test (bent′ŏn)
[Arthur Lester Benton, U.S. neuropsychologist, 1909–2006]
A test to gauge visual perception and the ability to recall objects that have been seen. The subject looks at ten different images, which he or she then tries to draw faithfully from memory. The degree to which the drawings made conform to and deviate from the original images is scored. The Benton is used to measure brain damage, learning disability (primarily in children), and degenerative brain diseases like dementia (in which adults demonstrate a progressively worsening inability to learn or recall new information).
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Arthur Lester, U.S. psychologist, 1909–.
Benton Visual Retention Test - test of ability to reproduce geometric designs from memory.
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In the previous study [56] of the same OH patient cohort, we registered significant linear correlations between microembolic loads on the right middle cerebral artery and postoperative decline of the performance on Benton visual retention test (P = -0.39, P = 0.018); and overall microembolic load and postoperative deficit, in the block design test (P = -0.31, P = 0.04).
We included block design as a tool for assessment of visuospatial functions, because patients less commonly complained that this test was very difficult to perform in comparison to the Benton visual retention test.
The first subgroup (Span-Symb-TMT) completed a battery of tests in the following order: (1) digit span forward, (2) digit span backward, (3) Benton visual retention test, (4) Luria memory test, (5) digit symbol, (6) logical memory, (7) block design, (8) TMT A, and (9) TMT B.
The result also showed a significant decrease in visual short-term memory test in all the trials of Benton visual retention test (p < 0.05) except in trial 1, 2, 3 and 10 were noticed.
Table 1 Description of the sample (N = 164) in selected measures Sample data Minimum Maximum M Toulouse- Pieron (total score) -240 340 145.81 Benton Visual Retention Test 3 10 8.23 WCST (no categories) 0 6 5.36 PMQ-LT 1.000 6.75 2.53 PMQ-ST 0.846 7.00 1.61 PMQ-IC 1.111 7.37 2.78 PMQ-T 1.000 7.14 3.48 Deficits remembering 1 5 2.05 Deficits planning 1 5 1.54 Alertness and attention Deficits 1 5 2.54 Feeling stuck 1 5 1.96 Sad feelings 1 5 2.60 Difficulty making decisions 1 5 2.01 Drawing a blank 1 5 1.71 Concentration deficits 1 5 2.59 Mood swings 1 5 2.54 Distraction 1 5 2.76 Deficits organizing the mind 1 5 2.03 Correct event-based PM Task 0 25 7.09 Correct time-based PM Task (time) 0 5 3.38 Correct recognizing photos (RM) 33 55 47.07 Normative data S.D.
There are no gender differences in the performance of Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT).
To examine the memory deficits in younger and older adults Wechsler memory scale (WMS) and Benton visual retention test (BVRT) and Controlled oral word association test (COWAT) was utilized.
Total errors on the Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) are increased in normal aging; there is little information on changes for specific error types.
The items selected for checking memory function were digit span and the Benton visual retention test. Personal computer programs for the test items were written by one of the authors (K.O.).
For the Benton visual retention test, the subject was asked to memorize a figure displayed on the screen for 10 sec.

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