Serial position effects in the Logical Memory Test: Loss of primacy predicts amyloid positivity.

Bruno, D., K. Mueller, T. Betthauser, N. Chin, C. Engelman, B. Christian, R. Koscik, and S. Johnson. “Serial Position Effects in the Logical Memory Test: Loss of Primacy Predicts Amyloid Positivity.”. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2020.

Story recall is a frequently used neuropsychological test of episodic memory with clinical populations and for screening participants in drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is unclear at this stage which underlying mechanisms confer the test its sensitivity. In this paper, we examined serial position effects, that is, better recall for items learned early and late on a list, in story recall, and their usefulness to predict early changes associated with neurodegenerative markers.

DOI: 10.1111/jnp.12235

PubMed: 33274833