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Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Rey AVLT

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The Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) is a neuropsychological assessment designed to evaluate verbal memory in patients, 16 years of age and older. The RAVLT can be used to evaluate the nature and severity of memory dysfunction and to track changes in memory function over time. The test is designed as a list-learning paradigm in which the patient hears a list of 15 nouns and is asked to recall as many words from the list as possible. After five repetitions of free-recall, a second “interference” list (List B) is presented in the same manner, and the participant is asked to recall as many words from List B as possible. After the interference trial, the participant is immediately asked to recall the words from List A, which she or he heard five times previously. After a 20 min delay, the participant is asked to again recall the words from List A. After this “delayed recall” task, a list of 50 words is presented containing all of the words from Lists A...

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Bean, J. (2011). Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Rey AVLT. In: Kreutzer, J.S., DeLuca, J., Caplan, B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Springer, New York, NY.

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