Memory > Visual Working Memory


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Memory > Visual Working Memory


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

Brain Areas Engaged 
how heraldry engages the brain.

Learn more about this exercise:

The brain’s visual cortex 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 preserves some characteristics of our senses about visual experience. We can store information that resembles objects, places, animals, or people in a mental image in memory. Spatial memory is 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 considering the shapes of various traffic signs all entail using 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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