Ronit Farahmandian

Major and Classification

Computational Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor

Jason Zevin, PhD., Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics


Dornsife: Psychology

Research Gateway Project

“Validity of the Common Working Memory Tests in L2 Individuals”

Project Abstract

This study investigates the validity of the common working memory test, called the digit ordering task, by examining if the language of test administration influences the test results. Another aim of this study is to investigate the difference between the working memory performance when the test is administered visually as opposed to verbally to the L2 subjects. Working memory tests were administered visually and verbally to English monolinguals and Persian-English L2 Participants. This continuing study may direct the research towards finding more accurate measures of the working memory in neurological conditions, psychological assessments and job placements.