The authors research group adapted the well-known English Listening Span task to the Hungarian language to test working memory capacity in Hungarian. The English version of the task has been widely used to test age related changes and to map pathological variations of working memory. One of the great advantages of this task is that it can be used with a much larger target group than the previous tests, because reading or writing skills are not requisites for testing. Furthermore, it can be a useful diagnostic tool in assessing learning disabilities and other cognitive impairments. The Hungarian Listening Span task and data is presented for the first time.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.