brain & fitness
This is not an IQ test and your brain can’t be defined by one number.
Your cognitive function is not a single, unchanging, and physical measurement—like height—that can stay constant day in and day out. Cognitive abilities can change, even on a daily basis. In that sense, cognitive function is more like blood pressure than it is like height.
That is to say, over the long term it is more or less constant (assuming you stay healthy), however significant fluctuations may occur on a day to day basis depending on what you’ve been doing, your sleep habits, your stress level, what you’ve eaten, your mood, and a multitude of other factors. Cognition is complex. you may be stronger at one aspect of cognition (e.g., memory), yet weaker another (e.g., planning or problem solving). To truly understand your cognitive abilities, several different measures are needed.
That’s why we use a third-party service called CBS Health to accurately measure core elements of your cognitive function, including memory, attention, reasoning and verbal abilities, throughout your treatment plan. The tasks you will complete have been developed by leading neuroscientists over the last 25+ years, taken over 8 million times, and used in 300+ peer-reviewed studies of cognition. The CBS Health tasks are highly engaging and gamified, efficient (completion time of 1.5 – 3 minutes per task), and can be taken online or in person using common everyday devices like iPads, or desktop and laptop computers.
Measuring cognition before, during, and/or after specific interventions will allow you to gain evidence that the intervention is having the desired effects. Changes in your health can happen slowly, and it is difficult to know if you are maintaining your brain health over time. Tracking your cognitive measurements over time will give you a long-term view of how your brain health is changing. With this information in-hand, we can now collaborate together to make informed decisions regarding your brain health.
A CBS Health report will show you your raw score on each task, as well as how your score compares to others in similar age and gender groups.