Date of Award

5-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Departmental Honors

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

JoAnn T. Tschanz

Second Advisor

Scott C. Bates

Abstract

This study examined mental representation of numerical quantity in 25 elderly participants with varying degrees of cognitive impairment. An analogue number-line task has been used in research of mental representation of numerical quantity in children, but little of such research has been done in elderly populations. This research also examined the clinical utility of this number-line task as a diagnostic tool for dementia and cognitive impairment in old age.

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