Visual Memory Test

One of the ways the positive relationship between Working Memory (WM) and General Intelligence is explained is that people with high WM capacity may store in memory many elements which contribute to keeping in mind sub-results needed within a task1.

This test essentially assesses the short-term storage component of the WM system, which is a crucial element with a strong predictive power towards the assessment of general intelligence2.


For each question, you will be shown a 6 x 5 grid for 5 seconds. The grid will have colored and blank tiles. Then, a blank grid will be presented.

You will have to identify and select where the colored tiles were placed in the previous grid.


This test is designed as an entertaining and educational tool. The results do not constitute a psychological or psychiatric evaluation of any kind and may not offer an accurate portrait of the mental fitness of the test taker. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the results and these should not be used as an indicator of the capacities of the individual for a specific purpose.
Responses may be recorded and used for research purposes or to be otherwise distributed. All responses are recorded anonymously. 


1 Verguts, T. & De Boeck, P. (2002). On the correlation between working memory capacity and performance on intelligence tests. Learning and Individual Differences. 13 37–55.

2 Colom, R., Rebollo, I., Palacios, A., Juan-Espinosa, M., & Kyllonen, P. (2004). Working memory is (almost) perfectly predicted by g. Intelligence, 32, 277–296; Engle, R. W., & Kane, M. J. (2004). Executive attention, working memory capacity, and a two-factor theory of cognitive control. In B. Ross (Ed.). The psychology of learning and motivation (Vol. 44, pp. 145–199). NY: Elsevier; Colom, R., Flores-Mendoza, C., Quiroga, M. & Privado, J. (2005). Working memory and general intelligence: The role of short-term storage. Personality and Individual Differences. 39(5) 1005-1014.