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Working memory test

Time

30 min

Questions

30

Level

Intermediate

Language

English

Type

Cognitive

Suitable for

Office, Management

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Test Summary

Working memory is one of the brain’s executive functions that allows people to work with information without losing track of what they’re doing.

The current test is designed to assess a candidate’s capacity to temporarily store and simultaneously remember information necessary for cognitive tasks that require short-term memory, processing speed, recognition, and visual scanning. It contains questions that require candidates to remember information displayed on the screen (e.g., series of numbers or words, graphical elements, key information in textual form) and memorise essential details in order to repeat it later.

The test is timed and in a multiple-choice format.

Test Outcomes

This test could help identify candidates who may be able to:

  • Remember, process, and respond to a question or comment during a conversation.
  • Eliminate suboptimal options and screen relevant or irrelevant information.
  • Focus better, retain more information, and process it in a more efficient manner
  • Learn faster, plan more efficiently, solve problems, and make complex decisions.

Why Measure Working Memory?

Working memory helps people in making sound decisions, learning, and remaining motivated to perform daily tasks, prioritise and process information, ignore what is irrelevant, and focus on what is essential. Potential employers can use these tests to screen candidates that may be a good fit for roles that require them to retain information long enough to act on it, such as following directions, planning actions, sticking to a timetable, and/or organising activities.

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