Facts and figures
Mental performance incorporates numerous cognitive processes including:
- Memory: the ability to store, retain, and recall information and experiences. There are two types of memory; short-term (limited to approximately 4–5 items) and long-term (which can store much larger quantities of information for potentially unlimited duration).
- Attention: the ability, or power, to concentrate mentally.
- Reaction time: the elapsed time between the initiation of an action and the required response.
- Alertness: being mentally responsive, perceptive and quick.