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Headmagnet

Memory Study Session Test


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Published 07/03/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Headmagnet is an application that exercises the user's ability to recall information for the purpose of developing a stronger memory. Headmagnet is a teaching tool and a community sharing site. Users can create an individual profile. Study lists can be customized and composed of items and can be private or public. Users can indicate preferences regarding how the study questions will be presented and a timer is offered. Study Sessions have various levels and described as Normal Interactivity Level where cues are given and user enters answer; Multiple Choice and Feedback; Self-Grading (no input); Simple Self Grading (input 1 for yes or 2 for no); Scaled Self Grading (based on 0-5); Slide Show (no input). Users receive a performance review at the end.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Limited information is available regarding Headmagnet's origin however, Headmagnet's development is credited to "andyman". Headmagnet joined YouTube on November 20, 2009 and has 2 subscribers and 19,957 video views as of June 2012. Twitter reflects 1 tweet, 22 following and 6 followers. Headmagnet's server is at a hosting facility in Fremont, California. Headmagnet stems from the teachings of John R. Anderson at Carnegie Mellon University involving ACT-R cognitive architecture of memory. The site is serviced by iDumpling.com located in Hawaii.

What are the differences to other apps?

Headmagnet's premise is that memory will not retain information that is not reviewed periodically and memory can be exercised to become stronger. Headmagnet encourages longer intervals between sessions of remembering to develop a stronger memory. Headmagnet offers study sessions that can be customized to the user's preference. Headmagnet allows users to share study session lists. Headmagnet is a social sharing community of like-minded members interested in learning, retaining, studying and exercising the ability to remember information and data.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Headmagnet appears to be fully functional with active menu links for Feedback, Contact; Privacy Policy; Terms of Service; Explore various study sessions and a tour is available. Recent Activity reflects postings from others. Users can create a profile. Study lists can be customized and can be private or public. Users can indicate how questions are presented. A timer is available. Study Sessions are offered at various levels and are described as Normal Interactivity Level where cues are given and user enters answer; Multiple Choice and Feedback; Self-Grading (no input); Simple Self Grading (input 1 for yes or 2 for no); Scaled Self Grading (from 0-5); Slide Show (no input). The session ends with a performance review.

How does the registration process work?

Headmagnet users register with an email address, create and confirm a password and an online name or user name is chosen. Registrants must agree to the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy and must be 13 years of age or older. A tour is available to help the new user navigate the site. Children under the age of 13 years of age are prohibited from using Headmagnet. Technical support is available through email only. Limited information is available regarding Headmagnet Pro account. The site is serviced by iDumpling.com located in Hawaii.

What does it cost to use the application?

Headmagnet is a free application. Children under the age of 13 years of age are prohibited from using Headmagnet. Technical support is available through email only. The site is serviced by iDumpling.com located in Hawaii. PayPal is a payment gateway option that may be offered by Headmagnet Pro however information is limited.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Only users that are thirteen years of age or older are permitted to use Headmagnet. Students and teachers would appreciate Headmagnet with study sessions and the ability to interact online. Facebook users would likely welcome Headmagnet as a comfortable site to navigate. Baby Boomers and an aging population eager to retain and build memory skills would be a likely audience. Tech support is only supplied through email and an email address is needed to subscribe. An active email account is required. This version of Headmagnet would be recommended to an English speaking user base.

  • Flash cards can be created to study with.
  • Join and share with a community of members.
  • Measure and grade progress.


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Headmagnet contact details

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(re: Privacy Concerns) - iDumpling, PO Box 75427, Honolulu, Hawaii 96836

Headmagnet pricing

FREE - Permanently free version

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