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FGT Figural Memory Test

J. Vetter, S. Aschenbrenner & M. Weisbrod
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Application

Assesses figural short-term and long-term memory.
This special ability test assesses memory for figural material with free recall and using a learning paradigm that tests the increase in learning after repeated presentation. The test also makes it possible to test short- and long-term retention and recognition. The FGT thus enables multiple facets of episodic figural long-term memory to be measured. The test is used in clinical neuropsychology.

Administration

The FGT consists of several parts. The first part comprises five learning and reproduction runs in which either 9 or 12 figures (depending on test form) are presented repeatedly. These figures always consist of a square area in which one or more lines or dashes have been drawn. Immediately afterwards respondents must reproduce as many of the displayed figures as they can. The second part of the test follows after a short break. This part calls for free reproduction of the figures without any further presentation of them. The third part of the test is administered after a 30-minute break; this involves free reproduction after a long delay and forced-choice recognition of the figures.

Test forms

S1: Standard form
S11: Short form A
S12: Short form B

Scoring

The following main variables are scored:

Learning total: Measure of figural learning ability.
The subsidiary variables provide information about short- and long-term learning ability and attention span.

Scoring elements

Table
Profile
Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report

Test type

Special Ability Tests

Test information

adaptive
modular
language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Languages

Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Slovene
Spanish
Turkish

Duration

approx. 15-20 minutes, depending on test form
This information relates to the pure working time. The interval between the immediate learning and recall runs and the delayed free recall runs can be used to administer other tests from the Vienna Test System.

Age

Norms for ages 16+.

Special features

Well-known learning paradigm.
Counterpart to CVLT.

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