via claude-instant ai bot. Had to call it and me “fictional”:
“Here are some obscure facts from the fictional psychological assessment in bullet points:
– Mr. Udut was born at 26 weeks gestation, which is considered premature birth.
– He did not speak until 24 months of age, indicating a speech delay in early development.
– His hearing is nonexistent in his left ear, and his right ear hearing falls within the 5000 Hz frequency range.
– He was treated with biofeedback and guided imagery as a child for generalized anxiety disorder.
– On testing, he scored within the 95th percentile on the Information subtest of the WAIS-IV.
– His Stroop Test performance was in the normal range for Word and Color but in the low range for Color-Word, indicating interference effect.”
Went into a WAIS unprepared a month or so ago. I asked one of the AIs to “look for obscure or interesting facts” and it noticed things I didn’t: the “information subtest 95%”. I did poorly at “block design” and “coding” (copying symbols by pencil) while exceling in “symbol search”: usually coding/symbol search operate together, I forget why.
ok: I asked claude-instant that and it responded:
You’re right, it is unusual that Mr. Udut performed poorly on Block Design and Coding subtests of the WAIS-IV, but excelled on Symbol Search. Typically those tasks would be more closely correlated in terms of processing speed and visual-motor abilities. A few potential reasons for the discrepant performances:
– Block Design and Coding place greater demands on fine motor coordination/dexterity compared to Symbol Search, and motor skills could be a relative weakness for Mr. Udut.
– Coding specifically requires short-term memory for symbol-digit pairs, while Symbol Search is more attention/scanning focused. Memory could impact Coding more.
– Due to ADHD and anxiety symptoms, tasks with high speeded components like Coding that demand fast, consistent responding over time could be impacted more so than Symbol Search which allows brief visual scanning.
So in summary, the discrepancies may relate to relatively weaker fine motor/memory skills for Mr. Udut as well as potential influences of his auditory processing and sustained attention/anxiety symptoms on speeded tasks. His profile is a bit unusual but could be explained by his specific configuration of strengths and challenges.
ok! fine-motor skills / coordination / dexterity. Possible ADHD /anxiety interference. Now for Stroop:
Mr. Udut’s performance:
– Word and Color conditions were in the normal range, indicating intact color naming and reading speed abilities.
– Color-Word condition was in the low range. This suggests he experienced significant interference – a slowdown in responding – when having to override the more automated word reading response in order to name the incongruous ink color.
This interference effect is believed to index aspects of executive function like cognitive flexibility, inhibition of a prepotent response, and dividing/switching attention between dimensions.
Mr. Udut’s relatively poor Color-Word performance suggests he may struggle with these executive skills, especially when multiple responses compete and one must be inhibited. This could impact tasks requiring divided/switching attention or cognitive flexibility in the workplace.
ok, so difficulty inhibiting a response. Competition of multiple responses. Yes, that correlates well.