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the block design test is a subtest of perceptual reasoning index of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV. The block design test measures spatial perception, visual abstract processing, and problem solving.

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An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Behavioral observations during performance of the WAIS Block Design Test related to abnormalities of regional cerebral blood flow in organic dementia.
Johanson AM, Gustafson L, Risberg J
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology (J Clin Exp Neuropsychol)
1986 Jun

An fMRI-study of locally oriented perception in autism: altered early visual processing of the block design test.
Bölte S, Hubl D, Dierks T, Holtmann M, Poustka F
Journal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996) (J Neural Transm)

Age related differences in the strategies used by middle aged adults to solve a block design task.
Rozencwajg P, Cherfi M, Ferrandez AM, Lautrey J, Lemoine C, Loarer E
(Int J Aging Hum Dev)

Why do autistic individuals show superior performance on the block design task?
Shah A, Frith U
(J Child Psychol Psychiatry)
1993 Nov