Visual-Spatial Memory Span Test for All Ages
The Corsi Block Tapping Test (Berch, Krikorian, &
Huha, 1998) has become fairly popular as a visual-spatial
measure of short-term memory span. It may also used as
an index of working memory ability. There are many
computerized versions of the Corsi Test for adults that rely on using the mouse. The
PathSpan app version of the test is designed for use by
elementary school children, pre-kindergarten children and
How does the test work?
A PathSpan session for a participant displays
trials in which a sequence of lighted buttons is displayed
for the participant to 'play back' by touching the buttons
in the same order. Similar to the game "Simon".
In the default PathSpan configuration, 3
trials are played for each length of sequence. The session
continues with increasing lengths until the participant
gets all three trials at a particular length incorrect.