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Root It Out!

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Language > Verbal Memory

Root It Out!

In this exercise, the user will have to recall all possible nouns available based on a given root. The user will have to find a set number of words. 

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The visual “word form” area, located on the left side of the visual cortex, is like a dictionary. It stores the visual representation of the letters making up thousands of words. The language center is concentrated on the left hemisphere, but research is growing to show the role of the right hemisphere in language processing. Fluency, word retrieval, and correct language production all rely on personal knowledge of semantics, grammar, and vocabulary. Memory is activated within the hippocampus. 

In this exercise, the user is presented with the root of a word and they must derive as many words as they can using the root that they are given. While this exercise targets verbal memory and fluency, it can also help with word formation and learning by trial-and-error.  

You can modify:

  • The number of roots (from 1 to 8)
  • The number of words to find for each root (from 25% to 100%)
  • The time limit (unlimited, or 20 to 60 seconds per root)

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