Ben@Forest wrote:It's like memory and phone numbers - how many did you used to know off the top of your head?
That's not due to worsening memory, it's due to the explosion in phone numbers! Not only do you have four (home/mobile/work/work mobile) but so do lots of other people and it's no longer one household number to contact any member of that household, so you're using each number less and repetition helps get things into your memory. Also, few people seem willing to do the annoying hoop-jumping process to keep their mobile numbers, so they change more often than they used to, which was basically when you moved house, and then they'd change completely, including prefix because the geographic areas used to be much smaller, the codes longer and the actual numbers shorter - they were more meaningful than today's 07veryLongRandomNumber, which also helped you to memorise them.
However, these days, I can remember all the numbers from my payment cards because they get used so much online and they have a little meaning
But electronic memory games are promoted as a useful stimulus!
I quite like simple games like HoloKen as both a test of how awake I am and as an attempt to wake me up. I suspect there are others. Quizzn looks interesting but is currently too difficult to change its data from the default to your wordlist.