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Visual Memory

This module includes a series of multi-level exercises to train many aspects to visual memory, including strategies to effectively remember visual markers, cues and other material.

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Shapes and Colors

The task

In this exercise, the patient has to memorize several figures of various shapes and colors and then recognize them among slightly different ones.

What it trains

Every day we encounter a myriad of different symbols and logos, including traffic signs, markers for shops and stores, even computer icons! This exercise demands attention to detail and the use of discrimination and differentiation for shapes. It calls upon the user’s visual short-term memory. Visual short-term memory enables the brain to store visual information such as shapes and locations of objects. He then has to pay attention to details to discriminate the figures and build strategies in order to not forget the ones he just has memorized.

Parameters

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

 

 

Heraldry

The task

The emergence of heraldry occurred across Western Europe almost simultaneously. Over time, distinct differences developed between the heraldic traditions of different countries. In this exercise, the patient is asked to memorize a coat of arms with all the elements that make it up. He therefore has to pay attention to shapes, colors, and patterns and to distinguish the various shields, tinctures, ordinaries, crests, and charges. The user will then be asked to recreate the coat of arms with its components.

What it trains

We rely on visual memory to remember the details of everything we see. Remembering city landmarks, recalling the logos on grocery products or bringing to mind the shapes of various traffic signs all entail use of this function. Spatial memory, by contrast, entails recalling objects in relation to one another; for example, locations on a map or the positions of stores in a shopping mall. This exercise therefore helps the patient strengthen his visual and spatial memory and perception as he has to explore and observe details of the coat of arms, link the components, and form a comprehensive mental image of the picture in order to recall it accurately. A further aim is to improve his visual attention and concentration skills.

Parameters

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

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Objects, Where are You?

The task

Misplaced our keys, cell phone, and notebook all in one day? This classic memory game that we all enjoy has such simple rules but it can get very challenging if we haven’t played it for a while.This exercise consists in memorizing the location of several pictures on a grid, and then recalling them in the same spot as the patient has previously seen them on the grid.

What it trains

A person who lives in a big city or has ever visited one will notice the omnipresent street signs, store logos and all the various symbols on a map that one needs to know in order to find one’s way. This game can also help you remember the location of various objects in a room.This exercise trains the user’s visual and spatial memory and perception as it is about creating associations between two types of information, an image and its location. He’ll need to build a strategy to make a comprehensive association that makes their memorization easier. He also needs to pay attention to details and stay focused on the visual and spatial information.

Parameters

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