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Verbal Memory

This module includes exercise to improve verbal memory. The exercises help to build a strategy to effectively remember words and written materials and instructions.

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Elephant Memory

The task

The saying that elephants never forget is a true fact. Will the patient be able to build up memory over a few seconds or minutes and hold on to it? In this task, the user is presented with a grid of words to memorize. He will then be asked to recognize these same words from a longer list that also contains distraction or decoy words.

What it trains

In this exercise, the patient will practice his episodic memory through verbal material. Indeed, he has to store and retrieve several words. It also helps him build a strategy (place words into categories for example) to effectively remember a list of words without trying to learn it by heart as it takes too much mental effort.

Parameters

A predefined set of levels has been specially selected to ensure an easy start and grant a regular progression.

Restaurant

The task

Waiters in restaurants have the amazing ability to memorize all individual orders and to serve them all to the right people. In this exercise, the patient has to memorize the dishes associated with the names of different people. He must then recall the dishes and memorize who the dishes are associated with. The place of some people can change at the recall stage.

What it trains

This task trains the subject’s verbal and visual memory. Indeed, he has to both memorize the orders of each person and remember the position of each of them around the table, knowing that this position may change. It therefore also trains his ability to mentally rotate the scene he has kept in his mind.

Parameters

A predefined set of levels has been specially selected to ensure an easy start and grant a regular progression.

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