Executive Function > Arithmetic Reasoning

Ready, Steady, Count!

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Executive Function > Arithmetic Reasoning

Ready, Steady, Count!

In this exercise, the user must memorize numbers and operators to solve the math question.

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how ready, steady, count engages the brain.

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This exercise primarily engages the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal area houses the neural circuitry, where concentration and information storage occur in the mental sketch pad of working memory. While the user is storing the information, they must complete mental calculations. Arithmetic calculations stem from the prefrontal cortex and happen in a network between the frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes.  

Ready, Steady, Count! Works on both concentration skills and mental mathematical calculations. We use these skills when calculating the price of an item on sale at the store, balancing bank accounts, or calculating a tip at a restaurant. When an individual has strong mental mathematical skills, they may experience a decrease in stress when shopping because they can quickly mentally calculate the cost and continue the task at hand. 

You can modify:

  • The number of series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15 or 20)
  • The number of operations (from 1 to 3)
  • The difficulty of numbers (from 1 to 9, from 10 to 20, or from 20 to 100)
  • The order of appearance (operators then numbers or numbers then operators)
  • Memorization time (unlimited or from 4 to 10 seconds per item)
  • Restitution time (unlimited or 120, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20 or 10 seconds)

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