Test your Memory

In How to Have a Better Brain, Sian Williams takes a test devised by Dr Catherine Loveday at the University of Westminster to establish the effect of exercise on memory.

So how about having a go yourself? Feeling brainy? Fancy getting those synapses twinkling away like fairy lights?

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Part One: Sitting Down

Study this list of 36 words whilst you’re sitting down and see how many you can remember.

Part Two: Exercising

Now see how many you can remember of these 36 words while you’re moving around. Go for a stroll, do the hoovering, climb Snowdon….See how you do compared to memorising sitting down, then tweet us your results @bbcradio4.