The Schulte tables are considered one of the most effective brain trainers for improving peripheral vision, attention, and memory.

The method was established by the German psychiatrist Walter Schulte and was previously used as a psychodiagnostic test to study the effects of attention. As a simulator for children, the tables began to be used much later. Nowadays, the table is used mostly by psychologists for different studies.

How does the method work?

The symbols in your field of vision are read from the visual memory simultaneously, not separately. This undoubtedly contributes to the acceleration of intellectual development.

Psychologists also note that during the exercises with Schulte’s table, a person is immersed in a state of concentration of attention, similar to meditative trance. This state of mind, allows a person to increase the efficiency of daily activities, training, and work.
Another interesting fact is that Schulte’s tables were used in the preparation of pilots for attention training, visual response, and the development of peripheral vision.

What exactly is Schulte’s table?

It consists of 5х5 rows and columns, in which the numbers from 1 to 25 are arranged randomly. The purpose of working with Schulte’s table is to search and find each of the numbers, starting from 1, in the shortest possible time. The focus point of the eyes should be in the middle of the table, and the person has to search and find each number without shifting his eyes away.

Schulte tables could be used as a fun activity or leisure game for students of all ages.

During the exercise, the frontal lobes of the cerebral cortex have has been activating. Undoubtedly, this will allow the child to increase his concentration, thought process, and put his mind into a functional state; to develop his memory and quick decision-making skills.

Schulte’s tables are purposeful exercises implemented along with many other techniques in SmartyKids courses.

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