Memory > Visual Working Memory


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Memory > Visual Working Memory


In this exercise, the user will be presented with a coat of arms. After a distracting task, the user will have to reconstruct the coat of arms from memory. This exercise can be made complex by increasing the visual demands (shield shape, color, icon present) presented to the user.

Brain Areas Engaged 

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The visual cortex of the brain is the area of the cerebral cortex that processes visual information. It is located in the occipital lobe. The hippocampus is also stimulated. 

This exercise helps strengthen visual memory, spatial memory and visual concentration. Visual memory is a part of memory preserving some characteristics of our senses pertaining to visual experience. We are able to place in memory information that resembles objects, places, animals or people in sort of a mental image. Spatial memory can be considered a subcategory of visual memory because it relies on a cognitive map.

The skills exercised in Heraldry are used very often. One of the highest engaged elements of Heraldry is visual memory. We rely on visual memory to remember the details of everything we see. Remembering city landmarks, recalling the logos on grocery products or bringing to mind the shapes of various traffic signs all entail use of this function. 

You can modify:

  • The number of coats of arms (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5)
  • The level of difficulty (easy, medium, or hard)
  • The time for memorization (unlimited, 120, 90, 60, 50, 40, or 30 seconds)
  • The response time (unlimited, 120, 90, 60, 50, 40, or 30 seconds)
  • The modalities of the interference task (no interference, order numbers, or order words)

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Displaced Characters

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Shapes and Colors

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