Memory Test Results
Summary of results from the short-term memory test.
Findings from the Memory Test
The Test: Users are shown a web page of 12 common nouns which they are asked to concentrate on for a few seconds, then on a following page are asked to enter the words that they remember from the list.
The charts below contain information from a sample of recent tests since collation
Short-Term Memory by Gender
Does your gender give you a better memory?
Short-Term Memory by Age Group
How STM scores vary by age group:
As more users take the test, the more data is available and the more accurate the above test charts will be. You may want to bookmark this page to watch the results progress.
How could participants improve their scores?
We all have different memory capacities naturally. However, this isn't to say we can't improve our memories using different memorization techniques - even if you think that your memory is terrible, employing different methods of memorizing information can dramatically improve its effectiveness. Let's take remembering lists of information, such as in this STM test. The Luria method helps you to remember lists of words in the format of a journey - try it here - and there are more memory techniques for specific types of information (e.g. phone numbers) in the Memory area...