The Pair Test

Authors: Sarah Buck
Updated: Fri 07 May 2021
Type: application
Languages: English
Keywords: memorypsychologylearningneuropsychologyEnglish
Open Access: yes
License: CC BY 4.0
Publications: Buck, S., Bastos, F., Baldeweg, T., Vargha-Khadem, F. (2021). The Pair Test: A computerised measure of learning and memory. Behavior Research Methods. 53(2), 928-942. doi: 10.3758/s13428-020-01470-9
Citation: Buck, S. (2021). The Pair Test - a computerized measure of learning and memory.

The Pair Test offers improved diagnosis, with more precise indication on the nature of the memory deficit and the underlying processing impairment in patients with known or suspected pathology in the temporal lobe. The advantages of the Pair Test are 1) a balanced paradigm allowing comparison between verbal and non-verbal memory, 2) assessment of learning, delayed recall and recognition using one tool, 3) paired-associate learning tool to assess cognitive processes that are dependent on the hippocampal network, and 4) the use of a tablet-based application allowing controlled administration process and engaging approach to neuropsychological testing. The test provides behavioural evidence of the integrity of the hippocampi and its interaction with the neocortical learning system.