Short Term Memory Test
Test your short term memory skills with these free online screening tests:
A series of images will appear during the test. When an image is repeated:
PC and laptop users – press the space bar on your keyboard when you see a repeated image. Tablet and Smartphone users – touch only repeated images.
Good performance is 90%+ accuracy on repeated images. Good average response time for selecting repeated images is < 900 milliseconds (0.9 seconds).
Memory Test Speed
About Short Term Memory
For the purpose of a discussion on memory loss, short term memory is equivalent to very recent memories, usually measured in minutes-to-days. Examples of short term memory include where you parked your car this morning, what you had for lunch yesterday, and remembering details from a book that you read a few days ago.
When people are concerned about “short term memory loss”, they are typically referring to real or perceived impairments in the ability to form new episodic and semantic memories.
Causes of Short Term Memory Loss
The causes of short term memory loss can be quite varied, ranging from neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, to Vitamin B-12 deficiency and certain prescription medications. See this list of memory loss causes for more detail.