Corsi Block-Tapping Task

Corsi Block-Tapping Task

Definition

The Corsi Block-Tapping Task is widely used for the assessment of visuospatial short-term memory, both in clinical practice and in experimental research settings. Basically, it is a span task and, as such, a visuospatial analogue to the digit span as an index of verbal short-term memory (Lezak, 1995). Originally developed by Corsi (1972), this test entails simple measurements that can be administered quickly and easily, even with patients who are difficult to test.

Domains

Memory, Visuospatial short-term memory

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

18 years and above

Estimated time

Less than 5 minutes

Attribution

Kessels, R. P. C., van Zandvoort, M. J. E., Postma, A., Kappelle, L. J., & de Haan, E. H. F. (2000). The Corsi Block-Tapping Task: Standardization and Normative Data. Applied Neuropsychology, 7(4), 252-258. Corsi, P. M. (1972). Human memory and the medial temporal region of the brain. Dissertation Abstracts International, 34, 819B.