Exercise your working memory capacity with these online screening tests:
Digit Span Working Memory Test
A popular working memory test that is used in many cognitive and neuroscience research labs. Type the numbers you see into the box below. Most people are able to remember 6 to 10 numbers in a row. Users can change the “Total Length” of numbers displayed below.
Press the blue bar below to begin. **Important: do not click on the gray box area, just enter the numbers using your keyboard.
Spatial Working Memory Test
Test for spatial and visual working memory, based on the Corsi Block Test. Remember the sequence of blocks that have a circle appear in them, and then duplicate this sequence in **REVERSE** order. Most people are able to remember 6 to 8 blocks in a row. Users can change the “Total Length” of blocks displayed below.
Press the blue bar below to begin.
Working Memory Definition
Working memory is the capacity to hold small amounts of information in an active, easily accessible state, usually for less than 30 seconds at a time. Examples include keeping a new phone number in working memory long enough to dial the number, and keeping a new, important meeting date & time in your active memory long enough to write it down.