Memory Skills Practice

Each video will strengthen at least one of the six key skills.

Open the link below each video to find out more about the memory skill you are strengthening.

Short-term Memory Practice with Words

What is your brain doing?

How many words can you remember at a time? Use this exercise to find out your current level of verbal and short-term memory skill. Remember, it is brain training, not a test, so you can take as long as you need to and repeat the exercise as many times as you like.

Short-term Memory Practice with Numbers

What is your brain doing?

How many numbers can you remember at a time? Use this exercise to find out your current level of memory skill with numbers and find out if your score is in the normal range. Most people with a healthy brain can retain 7 (plus or minus 2) items in the short-term memory. See how you go.

Nonverbal Memory Practice with Shapes

What is your brain doing?

Memory for shapes challenges your nonverbal skills. It’s important because you use this type of memory for pictures or photographs, designs, colours, map reading and even road signs. How many shapes can you remember at a time? Use this exercise to find out your current level of non-verbal memory and keep trying the exercise until you are satisfied with your level.

Focus & Concentration Practice

What is your brain doing?

This task will help you focus on information you want – and suppress unwanted information. So-called ‘left-brain and right-brain’ skills combine for this exercise and your working memory will be working hard to keep your brain focused.  Use this exercise to find out how quickly your brain can ‘learn’ to overcome the distraction of reading the word instead of giving you the colour you want.

(NB: All of your brain is working hard to complete this task – not just left or right hemisphere as experts used to think.)

Remembering Cats Level 1

What is your brain doing?

How good are you at remembering what you hear and see? Remembering names and details is a skill you take for granted. It stays with you for most of your life although many older people may find it a challenge.

Short-term and working memory are important throughout life and the more you practice, the better you will get! Remember, it is not a brain test but it WILL test your brain! Use the pause button if you need more time to recall each face and name.

You are being asked to remember a cat’s name and where the cat lives. In this video you begin with five cat faces and locations. Doing this will help you improve your memory power and your brain functions. See how you go!

This is Level 1 of a five-level series.
(No-one has cracked Level 5 yet!)

Remembering Cats Level 2

What is your brain doing?

Did you try out Level 1? If you haven’t, give this a go then, if you find it too much of a challenge, go back to Level 1 to get your skills ready. Even university professors have had to go back to Level 1!

Remember this is brain training to improve memory and your brain functions – it is not a brain test! (But it WILL test your brain!). You can use your Stop button to give you as much time as you need with each cat face.

Being able to remember names is something you take for granted. But a lot of memory skills are involved in remembering details accurately. Your working memory will work hard for both right brain and left brain people. It is a skill that improves with practice – that’s why we have created this series of five videos, Levels 1 to 5.

Test your your short-term memory and working memory now with Level 2 of the series.

You are being asked to remember a series of cat names and where the cats live. In this video you see seven cat faces and locations. See how you go!  Move on to the next levels once you have mastered Level 2.

You’ll find more Memory Foundation training videos on YouTube