constructional ability


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constructional ability

The ability to copy or draw shapes, figures, or lines (e.g., with a pen and paper). This nonverbal ability depends on the integration of several higher brain functions, including perception, planning, and motor coordination. It is lost in organic brain syndromes.
See also: ability
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Age is not significantly associated with any of the cognitive functions assessed by the RBANS in males but in females it is significantly negatively associated with immediate memory, visuospatial and constructional ability, language, and delayed memory.
Subjects are first asked to copy the figure to assess their visuospatial constructional ability, and then 30 minutes later, are asked to reproduce the figure from memory.
Participants with stroke showed a decline in auditory and visual memory as well as impairment in constructional ability in the mild to moderate range (Fig 4).
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