A memory test, consisting of both verbal and nonverbal components, used to determine whether neuropsychological deficiencies exist. Subtests include both word memory and face memory portions; a new stimulus word or photograph of an unfamiliar face is presented every 3 seconds, and the subject must identify these as pleasant or unpleasant. After going through 50 different words or photographs, subjects are then shown the word or photo again, with a new, distracting addition. Subjects are then asked to choose which of the two items had been shown in the first portion of the test. The subtest for words is the Recognition Memory for Words, while the subtest for faces is Recognition Memory for Faces. Developed by Elizabeth Kerr Warrington, a British neuropsychologist, in 1984.
RECOGNITION MEMORY TEST (RMT): “The Recognition Memory Test, or RMT, was developed by Elizabeth Kerr Warrington in 1984.”