AUDITORY CONSONANT TRIGRAM (ACT)

a memory test in which a three-letter nonsense syllable, such as DCT, is presented verbally and the participant is asked to recall the sequence following time delays of varying lengths (e.g., 19, 38, and 66 secs). During the time delay, the participant performs a distracter task (e.g., counting backwards from a specified number by threes), in order to minimize rehearsal.

AUDITORY CONSONANT TRIGRAM (ACT): "An auditory trigram is three random letters presented to an individual, which they must remember for varying periods of time."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUDITORY CONSONANT TRIGRAM (ACT)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/auditory-consonant-trigram-act/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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