Auditory Ace

Auditory Ace: Play Now!The ability to retain auditory information in our working memory while simultaneously working on that information is vital for many problem-solving tasks. For example, if you are driving and stop for directions, you need to store the information and match the directions to street markings and landmarks. When you are in a meeting you need to remember what has been said and manipulate that information to make novel decisions.

Screenshot: Auditory AceIn Auditory Ace you will be presented with auditory information about playing cards. The information is presented one card at a time. Your task is to decide if the current card information matches the card information presented a specific number of steps back in the sequence. For example, in the first level you will decide if the current card information matches the card information presented just before it. In later levels you will decide if the current card information matches the information presented further back in the sequence.

As you move through the exercise, it gets harder in these ways:

  1. The number of items to remember in the sequence increases
  2. The information to remember for each item changes (suit, number, both)
  3. The card information is presented faster

Auditory Ace challenges your brain to retain, compare, and work with more auditory information.

Auditory Ace At-a-Glance

What you do What it improves How the exercise changes How you're scored
Remember sequences of auditory information
Intelligence
  • The number of cards in the sequence to remember
  • Card details (suit, number, both)
  • Card presentation time
Your score is the percentage of comparisons you get right.