Validation of the Hebrew Version of the Montreal Affective Voices.
Recruitment status was Not yet recruiting
Today, no non-verbal auditory stimuli that assess mental processing are available in Israel. The goal of this study is to make available a validated set of auditory stimuli in Israel. We created a computerized Hebrew version of the Montreal Affective Voices (MAV). The MAV is a novel tool for assessing mental processing. The MAV consists of 90 nonverbal affect bursts corresponding to nine different emotions (such as anger, fear, happiness etc.) recorded by ten different actors. The uniqueness of these affective bursts is that they do not contain verbal context, but rather express affective moods using the vowel /a/ (as in "apple"). In this study, the investigators will verify the new Hebrew version of MAV in healthy control groups. Next, the investigators will compare the mental processing ability in young vs. old population, using the MAV test. In addition, the investigators will assess mental processing in two pathologic study groups (Parkinson's disease, major depressive disorder) using the MAV test. The investigators intend to use the MAV tool in future research in Parkinson's disease and depression.
- Verifying the results achieved by Belin et al (2008) when using the Hebrew version of the MAV bursts in healthy control groups. [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2012|
healthy control group
Young (20-49) and Older (50-70) healthy group (n=60)
Parkinson's disease patients
Major depressive disorder patients
|Contact: Renana Eitan, Drfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hadassah Medical Organization,||Not yet recruiting|
|Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD 00 972 2 6777572 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Renana Eitan, MD|