You’ve got Voicemail

THE EXPLANATION

The task

Have you checked your voicemail today yet? This game requires your client to listen to short or long messages from different voices. Next, your client must memorize the information they are given in each message. The messages may refer to various topics, meaning that the information they need to retain can refer to any random subject. During the recall phase, your client will need to answer questions about the messages that they have heard.

 

What It Trains

This game challenges your client’s short-term memory. Typically, short-term memory is necessary in activities such as having a conversation or reading an article. Short-term memory is used for remembering what information has just been heard or read. Our verbal information span is quite short (about 7 items, plus or minus 2). In daily life, the amount of information to retain from sources such as voicemails usually goes beyond our retention capacity. The key to successfully completing this exercise is to apply memorization techniques such as by using associations or mental imagery in order to enhance the memorization process.

Parameters

A very high degree of control is available. The parameters that can be selected are the length of the text (very short, short, medium, long or very long) and its complexity (simple or hard), the complexity of the questions (simple or hard), the number of texts (from 1 to 4), the number of questions per text (from 1 to 4), the number of possible answers for each question (from 2 to 5), the number of listenings (from 1 to 3) and the time per question (from 10 seconds to unlimited).

 

Number of Unique Configurations

Over 6,500 unique game configurations and significant data set depth.

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