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Nonverbal Semantic Test (NVST)

nvstThe Nonverbal Semantic Test (NVST) is designed for the clinical assessment of nonverbal semantic abilities in patients with central nervous dysfunctions. It comprises three subtests:

  • Matching of semantic categories (odd-one-out task with pictured objects)
  • Drawing (drawing of familiar objects)
  • Pantomime (gestural portrayal of object use).

The three subtests have been used for several years in clinical and research applications and are now being compiled, in modified form, to provide a test assemblage for publication in the Hogrefe-series “Tests für die Neuropsychologie”.

We currently standardize the test using a large sample of healthy participants and complete trials with patients with acquired brain lesions and with dementias.