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Match to Sample Visual Search (MTS)

Match to Sample Visual Search assesses attention and visual searching, with a speed accuracy trade-off.

Administration time

7 minutes

Task format

The participant is shown a complex visual pattern in the middle of the screen. After a brief delay, a varying number of similar patterns are shown in a circle of boxes around the edge of the screen. Only one of these patterns matches the pattern in the centre of the screen, and the participant must indicate which it is by selecting it.

Outcome measures

The outcome measures for this task cover accuracy and reaction time.

Normative data 

Please contact us to discuss your normative data requirements. Please note, we do not recommend using normative data in place of a control group.

When to use this test

We would recommend using this test to assess cognitive function in: