How should I use conceptualization and visualization when doing the program?
Simply Smarter is designed to develop both visualization – thinking with pictures – and conceptualization – thinking with words. Some exercises target one or the other, some target both. Here’s a general guide for which to focus on when you work with Simply Smarter training:
- Auditory Forward (Digit Spans): Conceptualization
- Reverse Auditory (Digit Spans): Conceptualization
- Visual Forward & Flash (Digit Spans): Conceptualization
- Reverse Visual (Digit Spans): Both Conceptualization and Visualization
- Cognition Activities (Level III & IV): Both Conceptualization and Visualization
Conceptualization is thinking in words. For example, if you hear the sequence 8-9-0-2-1, think “eight” “nine” “zero” “two” “one,” instead of trying to “see” the numerals in your head.
Visualization is thinking in pictures. For example, if you are doing an activity that requires you to do math calculation, you may find it helpful to picture the numbers in your mind, to visualize.