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Seize the Keywords

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Language > Comprehension

Seize the Keywords

In this exercise, the user must read a story and memorize the order in which all the verbs appear. The user then will sort the verbs in the correct order without reviewing the text. 

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how seize the keywords engages the brain.

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The left tempo-parietal region is the main area at play in this exercise. This task exercises your linguistic aptitude and your episodic memory. 

The hippocampus, located in the brain’s temporal lobe, is where episodic memories are formed and indexed for later access. Episodic memories are autobiographical memories from specific events in our lives. 

The connections between the language areas of the brain and the hippocampus are active as the user must recall the order of the words they are tasked to memorize.

Language comprehension is a skill we use in everyday life when we converse with peers, read a magazine, listen to the radio, or watch television. Recalling information for later use is a part of working memory, which we use to apply information learned at a later date. This exercise will help the user learn the strategies that they can apply when they go back to school, work, and engage with others in their community.

You can modify:

  • The number of stories (from 1 to 10)
  • The number of verbs (6, 8 or 10)
  • The number of attempts (1 or 2)
  • The presentation mode for each attempt (complete, progressive, or one-by-one)
  • The time for memorization (long, normal, short, or unlimited)

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