A task in which participants are presented with sequentially presented digits and are then asked to recall the items. The number of digits that can be correctly recalled provides an estimate of working memory capacity.

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago

Progenitor of: backward digit span task • forward digit span task • operation span task

Progenitor of: backward digit span task • forward digit span task • operation span task

**CONDITIONS**

Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.

**INDICATORS**

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).

## Term **History**

**REVISION 1**

Definition contributed by ALenartowicz about eight years ago:A task in which participants are presented with sequentially presented digits and are then asked to recall the items. The number of digits that can be correctly recalled provides an estimate of working memory capacity.

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