Working memory and lsat performance

lloydbraun
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Working memory and lsat performance

Postby lloydbraun » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:21 am

The relationship between reading/arithmetic ability and working memory capacity has been discussed a fair bit over the past 20 years. I've wondered how much slow intelligence ("common sense", taste, creativity, problem solving) vs fast intelligence (processing speed, short term memory retention, immediate intuition) factor in to learning and taking this test. Obviously these are just stabs at definitions of very complex things, but I hope you know what I'm getting at.

http://www.cogmed.com/working-memory-challenge

This is a straight forward monkey memory game. I understand that such a narrow task can't account for all your mind's memory processes but I'm interested to know if there is a relationship between performance on this game and performance on the lsat.

Please share your experiences with the test and your scores.

Highest I can get is 6.

PT is 160-165 timed, 175-180 untimed. Logic games are my weakest section.

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby Platopus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:28 am

Processing speed, short term memory retention, immediate intuition - these things probably indicate success on LG, but probably not a lot else.

I would argue reading speed is probably the biggest boost in terms of LSAT performance, short term memory, maybe? for RC, but that's it. The other big boost is probably pattern recognition.

The LSAT probably has a pretty low correlation to the link.

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby lloydbraun » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:30 am

However unlikely it is that there is a correlation between this task and the lsat I'm still interested to find out.

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby Platopus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:31 am

lloydbraun wrote:However unlikely it is that there is a correlation between this task and the lsat I'm still interested to find out.


I scored 6. 173 lsat.

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby lloydbraun » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:32 am

Is 6 the highest you can get?

I took it several times, each time scoring 6.

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby Platopus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:37 am

lloydbraun wrote:Is 6 the highest you can get?

I took it several times, each time scoring 6.


It repeats the same patterns, so if inclined, I could probably do it 8 times and remember, but I am not inclined. The LSAT is doing this thing 120 times.

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby abujabal » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:39 am

Platopus wrote:
lloydbraun wrote:Is 6 the highest you can get?

I took it several times, each time scoring 6.


It repeats the same patterns, so if inclined, I could probably do it 8 times and remember, but I am not inclined. The LSAT is doing this thing 120 times.


I got 7, but I don't think that's indicative of anything

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby lloydbraun » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:40 am

Can I ask you what you scored or are scoring on practice tests?

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Re: Working memory and lsat performance

Postby sanghyunp2004 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:08 am

Scored a 9 so I doubt this has anything correlation haha still pretty fun...i guess




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