Continuous Paired Associate Learning Test

Cognitive Domain: Paired Associate Learning

Administration Time: 7 Minutes (for healthy participants)

Outcome Measures: Total number of errors across the seven rounds in the test.


“In what locations do these pictures belong?”


Test Description

The Continuous Paired Associate Learning test measures visual memory using a paired associative learning paradigm. In this test, the participant must learn and remember the pictures hidden beneath different locations on the screen. In the first stage of the test the pre-test on-screen instructions ask: “In what locations do these pictures belong”. A picture is presented in the centre of the screen. The participant taps the peripheral location of the picture and must remember its location. During the second stage of the test the same pictures are presented in the centre of the screen, however the peripheral location of each picture is hidden. The participant must tap on the peripheral location where the picture previously appeared.

The Continuous Paired Associate Learning Test is also available in a “Delayed Recall” version, which measures memory.