Executive Function > Comprehension

This Story is Full Of Blanks!

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Executive Function > Comprehension

This Story is Full Of Blanks!

In this exercise, the user must fill in the blanks with the correct words from the word bank. This task has quotes from famous prose, dramas, and poetry. The user can choose their desired category.

Brain Areas Engaged 
how this story is full of blanks engages the brain.

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The main brain area at play is the left temporal lobe, where the seat of language is located for most right-handed people. This exercise requires concentration, a solid vocabulary, and good semantics, which refers to aspects of meaning expressed in language.

The brain’s left hemisphere is often thought to be solely responsible for language. This is based on research studying Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas, two critical brain regions involved in the comprehension, production, and fluency of written and spoken language. However, the right hemisphere has been studied to be engaged in idiomatic or figurative speech.

Given this, using both the left and right hemispheres, we may be able to use problem-solving skills to figure out the meaning of a word we do not know using context clues and fill in the blanks when a word is missing from a sentence.

This Story is Full Of Blanks! relies heavily on an individual’s ability to comprehend language. When we interact with another individual we use language comprehension. On a daily basis, we need to build coherent communication. In order to do that, we must judiciously choose relevant and grammatically correct words out of our repertoire.

You can modify:

  • The number of texts (from 1 to 3)
  • The type of text, the number of attempts, the number of words to place (from 2 to 15)
  • The available time (unlimited, or 30 to 180 seconds per text).

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