Online Working Memory Test


In terms of ‘memory practicals’ I never get much beyond reading out lists of random numbers in class. Next time I’ll have a look at the BBC online memory test. It’s great for illustrating the multiple components and active processing elements of working memory and even has a brief stab at testing the long-term store. Respondents also get individual feedback, placed in the context of wider theory. On top of that, the data is being gathered as part of a larger research project so respondents get a chance to compare their results to everyone elses and to be part of a ‘proper’ psychological research programme.