Okay, so it seems that the previous URLs posted for working memory tests no longer work.
Got any new ones?
I have memory/mind issues including SDAM and Aphantasia. If someone reads out a list of 10 digits in English I can only recall the first 4. I hear the other words, just they disappear into a kind of “blind spot”.
I have done very well at text based Duolingo but when I tried SSIW for the first time a few years ago it felt like an almost physical punch to the face and my confidence was completely wiped out. I had not expected that at all. It was horrible, not just uncomfortable but horrible. I thought I had made progress before, but I now knew I had wasted all the time I had spent on the language. I completely gave up any hope of learning it.
So … I’m back here. More to see if I can use it as a challenge to improve my memory. Learning the language still seems impossible, but I am interested in knowing why.
I believe one clue to my issues is that when I can see a sentence written down, the page itself is holding all the words, not my mind, and my eyes don’t read from left to right, they jump into the middle of the sentence and work out the structure first. I can’t do that with audio. (If I had the ability to visualise I could, but I have aphantasia)