2007 年 25 巻 2 号 p. 187-192
The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCF) is a widely used neuropsychological test for the evaluation of visuospatial abilities and visual memory. Traditional administration of the ROCF uses an incidental procedure in which participants are not informed that there would be recall test in copy trial. In the case of language stimuli, it is known that intentional learning in which the preceding notice of the subsequent reproduction test improves the reproduction results, might be generated. However, the effects on nonverbal visual stimuli have been scarcely examined. The aim of this study is to determine whether there would be intentional learning effects in the recall of the ROCF. The ROCF was administered to three groups with 20 healthy students in each condition; incidental learning, intentional learning, and confirmation instruction. The results indicated the scores of three groups were not significantly different on copy trial and recall test. The relevance of these findings to the relationship with coding of nonverbal visual stimuli was discussed.