Every National Standard Event is a One Day Championship with ten different memory events.

1. NAMES AND FACES

Colour photographs of different people (head and shoulder shots without backgrounds) with a first name and a second name printed underneath each picture.

Memorization : 5 minutes

Recall : 15 minutes

2. BINARY NUMBERS

Computer-generated numbers are presented in rows of 30 digits.

Memorization : 5 minutes

Recall : 15 minutes

3. RANDOM NUMBERS

Computer-generated numbers are presented in rows of 40 digits with 25 rows per page.

Memorization : 15 minutes

Recall : 30 minutes

4. RANDOM IMAGES 

To commit to memory and recall the sequence of images in as many rows as possible. Each row has five images.

 

Memorization : 5 minutes

Recall : 15 minutes

6. ABSTRACT IMAGES ( WMSC EVENT ONLY)

To commit to memory and recall the sequence of abstract images in as many rows as possible. They are presented in rows of 5 images with 10 rows on each page.

Memorization : 15 minutes

Recall : 30 minutes

5. SPEED NUMBERS

Computer-generated numbers are presented in rows of 40 digits with up to 25 rows per page.

Memorization : 5 minutes

Recall : 15 minutes

6. FICTIONAL DATES

The aim is to commit to memory as many numerical historic/future dates as possible and to link them to the correct fictional event.

Memorization : 5 minutes

Recall : 15 minutes

7. RANDOM CARDS

To commit to memory and recall as many separate packs (decks) of 52 playing cards as possible.

Memorization : 10 minutes

Recall : 30 minutes

8. RANDOM WORDS

A list of generally known words organized in columns of 20 words with 5 columns to a page. Approximately 80% concrete nouns, 10% abstract nouns and 10% infinitive verbs.

Memorization : 5 minutes

Recall : 15 minutes

9. SPOKEN NUMBERS

Randomized decimal digits are broadcast via a software program and good quality speakers in English (e.g. 1, 5, 4, 8, etc) at a speed of one second per digit.

Memorization : 100 seconds & 300 seconds

Recall : 5 minutes & 15 minutes

10. SPEED CARDS

To commit to memory and recall a single pack (deck) of 52 playing cards in the shortest possible time. There are two attempts at this discipline with a ‘fresh’ deck provided at each trial.

Memorization : 5 minutes

Recall : 5 minutes

Now that you have an idea about what you are getting yourself into, let’s get started with the madness!

Happy Neurons!!