BORB: Birmingham Object Recognition Battery

Title: BORB: Birmingham Object Recognition Battery
Author: Jane M. Riddoch and Glyn W. Humphreys
Year: 1993
Description: The BORB: Birmingham Object Recognition Battery provides a set of 14 separate standardized subtests for assessing neuropsychological disorders of visual object recognition and visual processing, based on tests developed in the cognitive neuropsychological literature. BORB is designed to be a resource for cognitive and clinical psychologists and other clinicians (speech therapists, occupational therapists, doctors) who wish to assess whether the processes of visual recognition and naming are intact following brain damage.The tests are introduced in terms of cognitive neuropsychological analyses of object recognition, and guidance is given concerning test use and interpretation.
The tests assess low-level aspects of visual perception (using same-different matching of basic perceptual features, such as orientation, length, position and object size), intermediate visual processes (e.g., matching objects different in viewpoint), access to stored perceptual knowledge about objects (object decision), access to semantic knowledge (function and associative matches) and access to names from object (picture naming). BORB will serve as an invaluable companion test battery to the PALPA test of language ability.

Tests Included:
• Drawing from Memory
• Copying
• Length Match Task
• Size Match Task
• Orientation Match Task
• Position of Gap Match Task
• Overlapping Figures
• Minimal Feature View Test
• Foreshortened View Task
• Object Decision Task
• Function Match Task
• Associative Match Task
• Picture Naming (Short Version)
• Picture Naming (Long Version)

Age Range: Both Children and Adults
Administration: Individual
Inventory: 2 copies of test binder
Location: Main Copy: BSB 160G (Shelf 2)

Backup Copy: BSB 158A

Publisher: Psychology Press
Qualification Level: Level A or 3
Test Category: Neuropsychological
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