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Executive function, working memory and speech-in-noise recognition – Comparing a non-semantic black and white version of the Trail Making Test to the original Trail Making Test
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Exekutiva funktioner, arbetsminne och tal-i-brus-uppfattning – Jämförelse av en icke-semantisk svart-vit version av ett Trail Making Test och originalversionen av Trail Making Testet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

In this thesis, the relationship between cognition and speech-in-noise recognition, in normally-hearing Swedish students, is examined. The Trail Making Test, hypothesized to measure a wide range of cognitive functions, including executive function and working memory, has been criticized for being a culturally biased measure, hence the need for a culturally unbiased version. A between-group experiment was conducted in which a non-semantically dependent version of the Trail Making Test was compared to the original Trail Making Test in order to test for psychometric equivalence. A total of 21 young normally-hearing Swedish students were given three tests: TMT or TMT (non-semantically dependent version), a Swedish Reading Span Task and a Swedish speech-in-noise recognition task. The B parts of the two Trail Making Test versions differed significantly and both were moderately to highly correlated to speech-in-noise and reading span performance. The results indicates that the original Trail Making Test is a more plausible index for executive function and strengthens the relationship between executive function, working memory and speech-in-noise recognition. 

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2017. , p. 27
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cognition, trail making test, speech in noise recognition, reading span task, working memory, executive function
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Human Computer Interaction Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141836ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-G--17/033--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-141836DiVA, id: diva2:1147939
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Available from: 2017-10-09 Created: 2017-10-09 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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