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This skill provides the classic 'memory span' test to measure your working memory capacity. It works by saying sequences that you have to remember and repeat back, increasing the sequence length to see the most you can do. After testing this 'forward span', you then are tested on 'backward span' which is a harder test where you have to say the sequence backwards. This accesses memory differently and tests different working memory components.

The full test takes about 7-8 minutes to complete. During that time, Alexa will ignore requests to repeat, so pay attention!

In this version of the test, you can use sequences of digits, letters, or colors. In memory research, the most common form is the 'digit span' test, which is used as part of many tests of cognition and IQ. Although researchers generally use a traditional '2-step' version of the test, this version defaults to a 'stairstep' version for greater precision as described by Wood et. al 2011.

You can change the type of test by saying, "use the 2 step protocol" or "use the stairstep protocol".

I can add a 'names' type once I get a list of common names in Australia. For further information go to the website https://emotrics.com/tools/software/memorySpan.html.

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  • Invocation Name: memory span

Supported Languages

English (AU), English (CA), English (GB), English (IN), English (US)

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