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Memory > Spatial Memory


In this exercise, the user must focus on a configuration of objects on a grid within a time restraints. After the time is up, the user must then place the objects onto a blank grid exactly as they were displaced previously.

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The object of this exercise is to make you conceive and use a memorization strategy. The brain houses our mind and our memories, and we rely on its information-processing capacities when we set out to learn something new. Most available evidence suggests that the functions of memory are carried out by the hippocampus and other related structures in the temporal lobe. The hippocampus and the amygdala, nearby, also form part of the limbic system, a pathway in the brain. 

This highly visual exercise targets the user’s ability to remember the objects they have seen and their location in space. We use these same skills when are we remembering where things are located, for example where a pan is located in the kitchen or where we placed our keys. Spatial memory is an essential part of everyday life.

You can modify:

  • The size of the grid (3×3, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6, 7×7, or 8×8)
  • The number of pieces (5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, or 20),
  • The number of shapes (1, 2, or 3)
  • The number of colors (1, 2, or 3)
  • The memorization time (unlimited, 90, 60, 45, or 30 seconds)
  • The time limit (unlimited, 90, 60, 45, or 30 seconds)
  • The number of tries (1, 2, or 3)
  • The presence or not of a distraction task (yes or no).


Just one grid is presented for each series.

Over 9,400 unique exercise configurations and significant data set depth.

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Other spatial memory exercises:

Objects, Where Are You?

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Points of View

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Sleight of Hands

Executive function, visual-spatial

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