n. a psychological test specifically designed to measure short-term visual memory and visual perception. Ideally, this draw-and-recall task should be individually administered to children no younger than age 8. Briefly, a participant is shown cards with 2-3 geometric designs each after which he or she draws them from memory. Developed by U.S. psychologist Arthur Lester Benton in 1946.

BENTON VISUAL RETENTION TEST (BVRT): "The Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) is a draw-and-recall task which challenges the sharpness of your short-term visual memory."
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