a test in which participants report an experience of briefly presented items (e.g., letters or objects). The whole report task requires participants to report as many letters as they can based on what was visually presented. Recent studies have used a partial report task, whereby an individual reports one line of letters, for example, in the briefly flashed display of many lines. Also known as an attention-span test.

APPREHENSION-SPAN TEST: "An apprehension-span test measures how many items a person can retain in memory following a very brief stimulus presentation."
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