Visual Short term memory

The ability to retain visual information (letters, shapes, colours, numbers, etc.) over a short period of time. This information to be retained from visual short term memory can be processed by the working memory, and become long-term memory, or it can simply be discarded. It plays a role in our daily lives; it makes it possible to process information that isn’t directly in front of us. That is why understanding and assessing visual short term memory can be helpful in both the academic and professional environments.

Visual Short Term Memory brain training exercises use brain plasticity as a basis. With EBG, we’ve developed a battery of exercises designed to train visual short term memory and other cognitive functions. The neural networks in the brain grow stronger and more efficient with continual exercises. This is the reason constant training helps developing the brain structures that relate to visual short term memory.

A child’s visual memory is their ability to immediately recall the characteristics of any given object, symbol or form. We communicate in terms of words, both verbally and with reading. But we don’t think in terms of words. Instead, we think in terms of concepts and pictures. So, being able to enhance our ability to remember and relate pictures and concepts to words will improve our thinking, which in turn will improve our reading. EyeBrainGym TM  uses different sequenced exercises to develop visual memory – in tandem with other important visual processing skills. The descriptions below are a mere indication of some of the skills developed, as the process could be described as a symphony, where many different actions combine to create a beautiful song.

Eye-Brain-Gym exercises where Visual Short Term Memory is developed

Frameflash is geared towards improving your span of recognition as well as the duration of fixation. These exercises develop how fast and how much you see in a fun way. Foundational in developing visual analysis and visual discrimination.

ObjectMesh allows you to ‘complete’ the picture, number, letter and shape. Heads-up because this exercise can become quite challenging as you progress through the different levels.

Repeater is a very challenging exercise. You will have to quickly view the objects, numbers or letters, and identify the one that repeats.

BlockFlash will challenge and develop your visual short term memory in a variety of ways. Identify the object and remember where it was displayed within the given time-frame. The ability to discriminate between detail is developed with this exercise.

JumbleMatch assists you in developing visual discrimination between sizes, patterns, words and word shapes, classification of items, connections between names and formula etc. in a fun and interactive way.

BlockMatch will challenge and develop your visual short term memory in a variety of ways. Identify the object and remember where it was displayed within the given time-frame. You will be challenged to distinguish differences/ or similarities among forms.

MemoryBlocks One of the most challenging exercises in EyeBrainGym TM will give you the challenge to remember 4 – 12 pictures in their exact positions within the time frame given.

ObjectMemory is a fun way to practice visual discrimination. Visual discrimination is the ability to recognize details in visual images. It allows students to identify and recognize the likeness and differences of shapes/forms, colors and position of objects, people, and printed materials. In Object Memory, we have to use visual memory to differentiate between what was and what was not displayed in the first picture.

FindMyFriend is the fun game of remembering where the same image is hiding. Turn the blocks and remember where the image was displayed.

WordFlash is part of a detailed sequence of exercises within EyeBrainGymTM built to develop Visual Sequential Memory. This is the ability to remember visual details in the correct sequence. This is essential for spelling and reading, where you need to remember the sequence of letters in order to spell the word correctly.

Comprehension gives you an opportunity to develop reading comprehension. Reading comprehension is the ability to read, understand, process, and recall what was just read. Having excellent reading comprehension skills is crucial. It increases the enjoyment and effectiveness of reading and helps not only academically, but professionally, and in a person’s personal life.

PutInOrder is focused on developing sequential memory. You will be expected to remember and place random sentences, from the story you have read, in the correct order.

Complete will give you the opportunity to place words from the passage you have read in their correct place within the sentence. This exercise will help you improve various visual cognitive and skills in order to achieve improved visual intelligence.

MatchUs is an exercise where you have to link a sight word from the passage to the description you typed in at the FlashPhrase exercise.  Visual memory and language skills will assist you in reaching the goal to complete the exercise as quickly as possible.

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