Pay Attention!

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THE EXPLANATION

The task

This exercise is about reading/hearing a series of numbers or letters, remembering them, and 6hen typing them in their original order. Alternatively, depending on the game variant, your client may be asked to be asked to type the series in the reverse order. Other variants will demand your client to reproduce the memorized series by numerical or alphabetical order.

 

What It Trains

This exercise calls upon attention skills and working memory. The prefrontal area of the brain involves the ability to concentrate, attend to incoming information, and elaboration of thought. It uses the capacity of immediate repetition or mental manipulation of information. Working memory is a theoretical construct within cognitive psychology that refers to the structures and processes used for temporarily storing and manipulating information. There are numerous theories as to the specific parts of the brain responsible for working memory. However, most researchers agree that the frontal cortex, parietal cortex, anterior cingulate, and parts of the basal ganglia are crucial for functioning. Attention and working memory skills are used in situations such as remembering care instructions from a doctor’s visit. These skills are all involved in activities where one has to hold a number of elements in mind and manipulate them in order to solve a problem at hand.

Parameters

You can modify the game mode (Fixed number or Progressive), the number of series (Fro 1 to 10), the number of items to memorize (from 2 to 9), the type of items (Numbers, Letters, or Letter and Numbers), the restitution order (Same, Reverse, Numeric or Alphabetical, or Reverse Numeric or Alphabetical), and the presentation mode (Visual, Audio, or Both).

 

Number of Unique Configurations

Over 3,400 unique game configurations and infinite data set depth.

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