verbal fluency task

verbal fluency task

Any test in which a patient is asked to name or list as many items in a category as he or she can in a limited period of time, usually 60 seconds. Common tasks include naming all the animals or plants one can think of or saying as many words as one can think of that begin with a particular letter of the alphabet. The tests are used to assess memory and concentration.
Synonym: controlled word association; verbal fluency test
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Kiosseoglou, "The verbal fluency task in the Greek population: normative data and clustering and switching strategies," Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, vol.
Recent fMRI evidence has also indicated that increased levels of aerobic capacity in older adults are also associated with improvements in language function and a more efficient neural recruitment array during a semantic verbal fluency task For example, in a cross-sectional study, Zlatar et al., 2013, demonstrated that the neural recruitment array during a semantic verbal fluency task in physically active older adults resembled that of younger adults, while sedentary older adults showed decrements in suppression of areas that should be inhibited during the task.
Therefore, in this study, we investigated the change of brain function, specifically in the PFC, among healthy controls (HCs) and subjects with MD or MDD using a verbal fluency task (VFT) with NIRS.
Verbal fluency task was standardized for the Turkish primary school children by Dikmeer et al.
The final sample consisted of 218 participants in phonemic verbal fluency task and 265 participants for semantic verbal fluency task.
(16) Moreover, the Monotone Counting Test (17) and verbal fluency task were used to assess the sustained attention and executive function.