Executive Function > Planning


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Executive Function > Planning


This exercise engages the user’s deductive reasoning and semantic memory skills. To succeed, the user must combine visual scanning and semantic memory to recognize the word within the jumble of letters.

Brain Areas Engaged 
how embroidery engages the brain.

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The areas of the brain at work are the occipital lobe, which processes incoming visual information, and the left temporal lobe, which is responsible for language, verbal memory, and information retrieval and is connected to the hippocampus. 

Some exercises are more complex than others, simultaneously requiring several different skills. You must combine visual scanning and semantic memory to succeed at this task. Many people process most language information using the left side of their brain.

Semantic memory is stored in the hippocampus and other regions of the temporal lobe.

Embroidery uses scanning and semantic memory to find the hidden word. We utilize these same skills when scanning for our names on a class list, looking at a monitor for an airline flight update, and looking for a book on a shelf.

You can modify:

  • The number of words to be found (1 to 5)
  • The size of the grid (3×3, 4×4 or 5×5)
  • The number of letters (5 to 9)
  • Whether consecutive letters can occur diagonally
  • Allowance of help (first 3 letters, first 2 letters, first letter or none)
  • If the category of the word is to be presented.

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