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The Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT) is a verbal fluency test and can be used as a measure of executive function.The COWAT (Controlled oral word association test) is the most employed phonetic variant.[1][2]


  1. Loonstra AS, Tarlow AR, Sellers AH (2001). COWAT metanorms across age, education, and gender. Appl Neuropsychol 8 (3): 161–6.
  2. Ardila, A., Ostrosky-solís, F.; Bernal, B. (2006). Cognitive testing toward the future: The example of Semantic Verbal Fluency (ANIMALS). International Journal of Psychology 41 (5): 324–332. [dead link]

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