Available Cognitive Assessments

Eight gold-standard neurocognitive assessments measure cognitive function across a variety of cognitive domains. 

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Cognitive Assessments and Batteries

Researchers can select one of three batteries to include in their research proposals.
Assessment Cognitive Domain Standard Battery Extended Battery Research Battery
Immediate Recognition
Memory
Trail Making Test A/B
Attention, Mental Flexibility
Stroop Color & Word
Executive Function
Digit Symbol Substitution
Processing Speed, Executive Function
Delayed Recognition
Memory
Flanker
Attention, Processing Speed
Balance and Coordination
Balance
Progressive Matrices
Reasoning

Cognitive Assessments and Batteries

Researchers can select one of three batteries to include in their research proposals.

Includes the Following Assessments:

  • Immediate Recognition
  • Trail Making Test A/B
  • Stroop Color & Word
  • Digita Symbol Substitution (Symbol Coding)
  • Delayed Recognition

Includes the Following Assessments:

  • Immediate Recognition
  • Trail Making Test A/B
  • Stroop Color & Word
  • Digita Symbol Substitution (Symbol Coding)
  • Delayed Recognition
  • Flanker
  • Balance & Coordination

Includes the Following Assessments:

  • Immediate Recognition
  • Trail Making Test A/B
  • Stroop Color & Word
  • Digita Symbol Substitution (Symbol Coding)
  • Delayed Recognition
  • Flanker
  • Balance & Coordination
  • Progressive Matrices

Learn About The Assessments

Immediate & Delayed Recognition

Measures an individual’s ability to correctly recognize words in the presence of distractors, screening for deficits in memory.

Immediate and Delayed Recognition tests

How It Works

First, immediate recognition displays 10 words one at a time and then proceeds to the next screen. The participant is then shown either a distractor word or a target word (20 trials) and must decide if that word was present in the original 10 words shown by selecting Yes or No. After completing 3 other assessments (~ 10 minutes), participants are again presented with either a distracted word or a target word and asked whether each word was present in the original word list without seeing the list again.

Trail Making Test

Measures visual attention and mental flexibility through an assessment consisting of two parts. 

How It Works

Participants are instructed to connect a set of 25 dots in the correct order. The test provides information about visual search speed, scanning, speed of processing, mental flexibility, and executive functioning. Part A (numerical) uses numbers 1 through 25, while Part B (alphanumerical), employs alternating letters and numbers (1 – A – 2 – B – 3 – C ­ …). Trail Making Part B is only available if Part A is passed.

Stroop Color & Word

Measures reaction time required to overcome cognitive interference.

Stroop Effect

How It Works

Participants are provided a target word—either red, blue, green, pink, purple, or orange. Below the target word is an array of a mix of these different words. Participants are to find and tap the word in the array that matches the target word. There are three types of trials: NEUTRAL in which the font color is black for all words, CONGRUENT where font colors match the word (e.g., the word RED presented in red font), and INCONGRUENT where font colors are mismatched (e.g., the word RED presented in green font).

Digit Symbol Substitution

Measures processing speed and executive function.

Digit Symbol Sybstitution

How It Works

Participants must match an arbitrary correspondence of symbols to digits; when presented with a new symbol, they input the corresponding digit. This is a continuous performance task in which the participant must make as many correct matches as possible within a one minute test period.

Flanker

Measures visual attention and processing speed.
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How It Works

Participants are presented with a target item with congruent, neutral, or incongruent flankers in a horizontal line. Participants identify the direction, left or right, the target is facing by tapping left or right arrows located at the bottom of the screen.

Balance & Coordination

Measures static and dynamic balance. 

Balance Test

How It Works

In this assessment, a sphere is displayed on the screen and moves according to the tilt of the iPad using its gyroscope. The participant holds the tablet out at arm’s length and tilts it appropriately to keep the ball within the target zone located in the center.

Progressive Matrices

Measures abstract reasoning.
Matrix Test

How It Works

Participants are presented with a matrix of 3×3 geometric designs, with one piece missing. The participant must choose the correct diagram to fill in the missing piece from a set of eight answers that completes a pattern in the matrix. There are a variety of patterns to recognize.

Participants may take the battery on an iPhone, iPad or a web browser. Each assessment walks the user through each test prompting with directions and an interactive practice demonstration that may be re-done until the test taker understands the task to complete. Correctness and/or response time are automatically captured by the system for all test trials. Researchers will be able to access both the raw data and scores of assessments.

BrainCheck® Toolkit also allows the researcher to access digital copies of many publicly-available behavioral, psychological, and somatic screeners. The available screeners include but not limited to PHQ9, GAD7, GDS, Short IQCODE Test, Clock Drawing Test, SLUMS, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey (CISS), Opioid Use, ADHD Symptom Screener, Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living.


Apply for the BrainCheck Research Grant.

Submit a research proposal related to any brain-related disease to be considered for up to $5k in grant funding.
Send completed application forms to grant@braincheck.com for consideration.
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