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Variant of a simple, non-auditory digit span test. The digit span is often used to measure short-term memory via the phonological loop. The objective is to remember as many digits as possible. The expected average is around 7 digits for the untrained; trained individuals can reach well above 60 digits. Common techniques include the method of loci, mnemonics, and plain association; at this point, longer-term memory processes become involved in task performance. The same task as the forward digit span, done in reverse.

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