Why Computer Based Cognitive Testing is Important

We now have the cognitive diagnostic tools available to identify conditions such as early stage dementia, impairment to driving skills, attention deficit problems, and auditory processing issues that affect language comprehension and reading skills. Improvement to quality of care (and improvement to a person’s quality of life) rank as the top reasons why standardized cognitive […]

Computer Based Cognitive Tests and Assessments (aka Brain Tests)

In 2008 when I was assisting in a neuroscience research lab at University of California San Diego, I evaluated several computerized neurocognitive assessment tools. We were conducting a rewarded learning experiment with Parkinson’s subjects and age-matched controls that used a touch screen monitor, and I wanted to investigate the viability of replacing the paper-based Mini-Mental […]