Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92--99

Community-based naming agreement, familiarity, image agreement and visual complexity ratings among adult Indians


Annamma George, PS Mathuranath 
 Department of Neurology, Cognition and Behavioral Neurology Section, SCTIMST, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
P S Mathuranath
Department of Neurology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum - 695 011, Kerala
India

The validity of Snodgrass and Vanderwart pictures and their norms derived on a western population on naming, familiarity, imageability and visual-complexity, is not established on a population with cultural background different from the west. We developed, therefore, a set of culturally appropriate pictures for and derived norms on Indians. Line-drawings of 103 concepts (67 from Snodgrass and Vanderwart, 36 new) from 10 semantic-categories were normed on 200 community-based older subjects. Only 31% of the Snodgrass and Vanderwart items showed a concept-agreement on the Indians comparable to western norms. Naming, familiarity and image-agreement mutually correlated but not with visual-complexity. Low-education and rural-residence tended to reduced concept-agreement. The output of this study will be of use in national and cross-national studies.


How to cite this article:
George A, Mathuranath P S. Community-based naming agreement, familiarity, image agreement and visual complexity ratings among adult Indians.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2007;10:92-99


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George A, Mathuranath P S. Community-based naming agreement, familiarity, image agreement and visual complexity ratings among adult Indians. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2022 Jul 2 ];10:92-99
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