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Emmy Uehara ; Helenice Charchat-Fichman ; J. Landeira-Fernandez ;Psychology & Neuroscience 2012, 5 2

Author: Luciana Brooking

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Psychology & Neuroscience ISSN: 1984-3054 landeira@puc-rio.br Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Brooking, Luciana; Uehara, Emmy; Charchat-Fichman, Helenice; Landeira-Fernandez, J. Memory performance in Brazilian school-age children Psychology & Neuroscience, vol.
5, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2012, pp.
165-173 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=207025281013 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Psychology & Neuroscience, 2012, 5, 2, 165 - 173 DOI: 10.3922- j.psns.2012.2.06 Memory performance in Brazilian school-age children Luciana Brooking1, Emmy Uehara1, Helenice Charchat-Fichman1, J.
Landeira-Fernandez1,2 1 – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 2 – Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil Abstract The purpose of the present study was to investigate different memory systems among children of different school ages.
Ninety children who attend schools within the Rio de Janeiro municipality school system, ages 6 to 10 years, were studied.
The study excluded children with learning disabilities.
All children underwent a neuropsychological evaluation.
A two-way analysis of variance revealed significant gender differences in the free delay episodic memory.
Age differences were found for the free delay episodic memory and recognition on the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) as well as the recall of the Rey Figure. Semantic memory correlated with Semantic Verbal Fluency.
Working Memory as measured by Digit Span subtest of the WISC correlated with the first list learning of the RAVLT.
Overall, study results indicated a lower performance ...





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