About Cognitive Testing
Why is Cognitive Function Important?
We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or have “brain fog,” while other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? Are lifestyle or health changes making a difference? That’s where cognitive assessment comes in. By putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them. When your brain is performing, every activity in your daily life will be easier, from remembering where you parked your car to doing your taxes.
Why Cambridge Brain Sciences?
The CBS Health tasks have been validated by decades of scientific research, and are proven to measure the most important aspects of cognition. Performance is directly linked with the areas of your brain that are active when you’re at your sharpest. But more importantly, the tasks are fun, and only take 1.5 - 3 minutes each to complete. Now, not only will you feel better, but you can objectively track how your brain is responding to treatment.
What Do Results Look Like?
A sample CBS Health report is available here. The report is designed to be easy to read and understand. It becomes more valuable with each additional assessment, showing your progress and letting you know when significant changes occur. We review your report after each assessment in order to measure progress and make adjustments as necessary.
How Do I Get Started?
To get started, take a free mini test HERE!
For a full cognitive assessment, you can schedule a visit with us HERE.
We offer several options for the cognitive testing, which is easily completed in about 20 minutes - at your own home, on your computer, on your own time:
- You do not have to be a current patient or looking to become a patient in order to do testing. For those who simply want to take the test and receive their results, contact the office for a "testing" appointment only to determine which areas of functioning you'd like assessed. This does not involve any follow-up or review of your results with a provider. Results will be released to you via email once testing is completed.
- For those who are current patients or looking to become patients, we can add in cognitive testing to your treatment plan or evaluation at any time. We recommend starting with testing from your initial visit in order to get a baseline and progress we can track over time, but it is never too late to move forward with cognitive testing! Just contact the office about adding on testing to your visit.
More info on Cognitive Testing
This handout explains how cognitive function is linked to mental health, as well as how cognitive testing works using our partnership with Cambridge Brain Sciences.