Investigating short-term memory using the Oxford Memory Task (OMT) app

Study code

Lead researcher
Professor Masoud Husain

Study type

Institution or company
University of Oxford

Researcher type

Speciality area
Neurological Disorders, Ageing

Recruitment Site


The purpose of the research is to explore basic features of individual’s attention and short-term memory through an online task and a series of questionnaires. More specifically, this project will allow us to examine, firstly, how short-term memory performance is affected by normal aging as measured by the Oxford Memory Test (OMT) app and secondly test whether short-term memory is modulated by genetic status, gender and their interactions. 

Participation: Over 1000 volunteers from the National BioResource panel took part in this study in 2017.

Organisation: This study was organised by the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. For further details about their work, please visit the Experimental Psychology website here