Digit Span

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Auditory Digit Span Test - English

The Auditory Digit Span (both forward and backward recall).
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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2022, 8:42PM

Auditory Digit Span Test (Backward) - English

The Auditory Digit Span (backward recall).
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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2022, 8:42PM

Auditory Digit Span Test (Forward) - English

The Auditory Digit Span (forward recall).
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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2022, 8:42PM

Visual Digit Span Test - English

The Visual Digit Span (both forward and backward recall).
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Visual Digit Span Test - German

The Visual Digit Span (both forward and backward recall).
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Visual Digit Span Test (Backward) - English

The Visual Digit Span (backward recall).
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Visual Digit Span Test (Forward) - English

The Visual Digit Span (forward recall).
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

References

Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Digit Span.

Lumiley, F. H., and Calhoon, S. W.(1934). Memory Span for Words Presented Auditorially. Applied Psychology, 18, 773-784.

Blankenship, A.B. (1938). Memory span: A review of the literature. Psychological Bulletin, 35, 1-25.

Daneman, M., & Carpenter, P. A. (1980). Individual differences in working memory and reading. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 19, 450-466.

Drewnowski, A., Murdock, B. B. (1980). The role of auditory features in memory span for words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 6, 319 – 332.

Conway, A. R. A., Kane, M. J., Bunting, M. F., Hambrick, D. Z., Wilhelm, O., & Engle, R. W. (2005). Working memory span tasks: A methodological review and user’s guide. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 769-786.