Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Cued Recall

  • Margaret Moult
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1116-2


Cued recall is the retrieval of memory with the help of cues. Such cues are often semantic although they can also be visual. Cued recall differs from free recall in that a cue or word is presented that is related to the information being remembered which aids in the process of memory retrieval. Some examples of cued recall are the names of the categories in which words were originally grouped or the presentation of related words. For instance, in remembering the word feather, the word bird may be used as a cued recall.

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Tests of Cued Recall

There are many tests of cued recall. One of the most commonly used tests of cued recall is the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT) developed by Delis et al. This semantic test, like many other tests of memory, utilizes both free and cued recall. Other tests of cued recall include the Memory Impairment Screen plus (MIS plus) developed by Buschke et al. in 1999and the Visual Association Test (VAT) developed by...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Moult
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  1. 1.Olin Neuropsychiatry Research CenterInstitute of LivingHartfordUSA