Remember that electronic game "Simon," which made you memorize a sequence from four flashing colours? Spatial Span is a bit like that, except you don't have any colours to help you, and there are sixteen lights. Good luck!
You'll have to remember a sequence of flashing boxes that appear, one after the other. Then, click on the boxes in the same order you saw them flash.
What does Spatial Span measure?
Spatial Span will rely on your short-term memory the most, but also requires a bit of reasoning.
Spatial Span in
the real world
Remembering a sequence of steps is crucial in a lot of activities, such as following directions, searching for a lost item, or learning a new dance move. As with other memory tasks, remembering a series of moves as one "chunk" of meaningful information can help increase memory span. Chess experts have been estimated to have 50,000 to 100,000 "chunks" of meaningful configurations and sequences memorized!