Auditory Ace Tutorial

In Auditory Ace you are tasked with remembering the values of multiple playing cards. The objective is to determine if the current playing card details match the card information that was presented to you a certain number of steps back.


Here is how Auditory Ace works:

Firstly, the number of cards that are presented to you will depend on the level of difficulty that you are training on.  In simple levels, there will only be two cards while as you improve, the number of cards will increase and that’s when the challenge starts.  For the sake of this tutorial, let’s assume that we are dealing with 4 cards.

  1. When you click START you will hear the details of a card (suit, value or both) while the card is being pulled from the deck. To explain this better, let’s assign a number to each of the 4 positions that holds a card as you see below.

    When a new card is pulled from the deck, it will always go to position 1. And the card that was in position 1 will move to position 2. The card in position 2 will move to position 3 and the card in position 3 will move to position 4. They keep rotating as new cards are drawn. You will be ready to play when the very first card drawn moves to position 4.

  2. At this time, you should remember the value of the card in position 4 and determine whether it matches the card in position 1, which was just announced and placed in position 1. You will now respond to whether the cards in positions 1 & 4 match by using the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ buttons. You will use either the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard or touching the buttons in case of touchscreens.
  3. Once you respond using the buttons, the card in position 4 will turn to reveal its value.

More useful information:

  1. You can also try the step by step instructions by clicking the ‘i’ button at the bottom right corner of the exercise screen shown below.

    Note: When you try an exercise in a new level, the instruction mode is on by default. The way you can tell whether you are in instruction mode or exercise mode is to note the orange-color banner on top of the exercise screen which looks like the one below. You can always click on the ‘i’ to toggle between instruction mode and exercise mode.

  2. As you progress, the exercise will grow more challenging in the following ways:

    • The number of items to remember in the sequence increases.
    • The information to remember for each item changes (suit, value, both).
    • The card information is presented faster.
  3. Control buttons are found at the bottom right of the exercise screen. You can use these buttons to do the following:

    • If at any time you wish to repeat the Instructions on a particular exercise, push the’ i’ button.
    • If at any time you need to Exit an exercise, push the X button.
    • If at any time you wish to Pause the exercise, push the II button.
    • If you want to make the exercise Full screen for easier viewing, push Full screen button.

  4. You may also visit the following page to learn more about this exercise