The Event Task Stimulus Set

Authors: Federica RivaHaley C. DresangMichael Walsh DickeyTessa WarrenAlice Mado Proverbio
Updated: Tue 15 June 2021
Type: OSF repository
Languages: English
Keywords: languagememorypsychologyaphasiaexperimentEnglish
Open Access: yes
Publications: Dresang, H. C., Dickey, M. W., & Warren, T. (2020). Semantic memory for objects, actions, and events: A novel test of event-related conceptual semantic knowledge. Cognitive Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2019.1656604 ; Proverbio, A. M., & Riva, F. (2009). RP and N400 ERP components reflect semantic violations in visual processing of human actions. Neuroscience Letters, 459(3), 142-146. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.05.012.
Citation: Riva, F., Dresang, H. C., Dickey, M. W., Warren, T., & Proverbio, A. M. (2020). The Event Task Stimulus Set. Retrieved from *Note: Riva and Dresang are joint first authors on this stimulus set.

The Event Task is a picture-based assessment of semantic memory which was developed and published by the Language and Brain Lab. Events can be defined as collections of people, objects, actions, places, and the context in which they occur. Semantic memory is a long-term memory involving the ability to recall words and concepts. Semantic memory is crucial in our ability to produce and understand sentences, which is often impaired for people with aphasia. This task measures how functional or impaired their ability to access these semantic memory representations is in the context of events.