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The EPIC Memory Tests

Aim

The aim of the Conveyor Belt game is to introduce students to an aspect of epidemiological cognitive data collection: mental recalling. Along with encoding and storage, recall is one of the three core processes of memory; and consequently recall tests are used to study the memory processes in both humans and animals.
The aim of the Animal Memory Game is again to introduce students to an aspect of epidemiological cognitive data collection: this test looks at examining verbal fluency and semantic memory. Verbal fluency includes our executive functioning; that is, the sort of thinking that we use each day to make plans, solve problems and multi-task. Semantic memory is concerned with the aspect of our memory that deals with knowledge and attributed meanings.

Further details

Subject

General memory

Keystage

  • Key Stage 1: infants, ages 5-7 years,
  • Key Stage 2: juniors, ages 7-11 years,
  • Key stage 3: secondary, 11-14 years,
  • Key stage 4: secondary, 14-16 years,
  • Key stage 5: 6th form, 16-18 years

Activity time

10 Minutes

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