What It Is

Word List Recall is one of our working memory exercises that tests for verbal span. This type of memory is what allows us to remember what we hear or read long enough to use the information, either right then and there or by transferring it to long-term memory.

What You Do

Once you click “Start,” you will see 15 words, displayed one at a time for one second each. Read each of the words, and try to remember them without taking notes. But keep a pen and paper handy, because you’ll have to write the words down later.