Suitable for ages 11 and up, delivers carefully calibrated working memory exercises that strengthen visual and aural working memory, focus, and multi-tasking ability. Just thirty minutes of daily dual n-back increases short term memory, attention, and fluid intelligence by more than 40 percent in less than one month. Continued training produces further gains.
Brief periods of meditation can dramatically enhance the benefits of brain exercise with MindSparke's dual n-back working memory exercises. We highly recommend ten minutes of meditation before and after brain exercise. Your subscription includes access to 's own guided meditation recordings designed to increase the impact of the working memory brain exercises.
Trainees have found that working memory exercises lead to improvements in attention, working memory, fluid intelligence, and general cognition continue even after an extended break in dual n back training. And that continued dual n back training leads to further improvements.
It’s probably pretty obvious that we’re jumping back into memory mode today as we learn 5 short-term memory exercises for those of us who suffer from CRC (can’t remember crap) syndrome and can totally relate to from Finding Nemo…Well except the whole being a talking blue fish part.
Memory strategies are known to everyone who has ever learned the alphabet, a poem, or prepared for a test in school. By refreshing one's use of common memory strategies older adults can work wonders in offsetting normal age- associated memory skill loss. These memory skill strategies, discussed here in greater detail, include:
1. PAY ATTENTION
Sometimes the reaction to a frustrating search for your glasses is - "There I go again, my memory is slipping." Your memory ability may be just fine. The problem may be not paying attention. The simple step of developing a habit of actively paying attention can save much frustration.
Example: Perhaps you have had to search for your car keys, been in doubt as to whether or not you took your morning medication correctly, or found yourself in a room wondering what you came searching for?
Memory exercise: Pay attention - stop - look - listen. It takes no more than a second to say, "I am putting the keys in my jacket pocket."
2. REHEARSE - REPEAT
Information must be rehearsed to be placed properly in long-term memory.
Example: You are in the shower and get an idea you wish to discuss with your spouse. You can't make a note, and you don't want that great new idea to slip away. What to do?
Memory exercise: You must rehearse ( repeat to yourself)
your idea to talk to your spouse. You may forget if you
used shampoo and a conditioner, but you'll remember your