26 Feb How Good is your Memory?
Apparently one third of British people under the age of 50 cannot remember their own phone number, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin in 2007.
For those who have excellent recall skills there is actually a World Memory Championships, which Joshua Foer took part in recently and which is chronicled in his bestselling book ˜Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.’
Success in examinations requires excellent recall skills and courtesy of the website ‘Ace Online Schools’, listed below are 10 sites to help to test your memorising skills.
- BBC: Explore Your Memory: Test your memory in a battery of tests involving shapes, colours, pictures, numbers, patterns and more during this 20-minute exercise from the BBC.
- BrainCurls.comMemory ‘s: See how well you can remember sequences of numbers, letters, tones and bars.
- Braingle Memory Tests: How many numbers, letters or words can you remember after looking at them for a brief period of time?
- Brain List Channel Word List Recall: Test your short-term verbal memory by memorising 15 words.
- The Cognition and Language Laboratory Memory Test: A 3-minute quiz that tests your short-term memory of visual objects.
- Essex University Online Memory Experiment: See how well you can memorise sequences of numbers.
- JakeMandell.com: Not only test your audio memory, but also find out if you’re tone deaf.
- Memory LossÂ Online Memory Self-Tests: Test your verbal and facial memory in two 10-15-minute experiments.
- Test My Brain: Test your memory of numbers, words and faces in a 15-minute quiz.
- Zefrank.com Memory Test:Like the game Memory, but with animated patterns. Can you beat the average score?
So, how good is your memory?