January 18, 2007

Free Brain Cognition Health Test

Recently, The Brain Resource Company launched a free, confidential, 40-minute cognitive brain test in partnership with the Alliance for Aging Research. While the test has been developed for older people to monitor their brain health, it may also be valuable for people who have a mental illness.

The company is offering the test at no cost until May 14, 2007. For people who have schizophrenia it is likely that test scores will be lower than otherwise, but it might be an interesting way to obtain a baseline against which to monitor changes over many months time. For example, it might be valuable to help determine whether some changes in your health program (eg. eating more fresh vegetables, or exercising more) help in improve your cognitive abilities. Following are the links to the test, as well as to educational materials on brain health. If you use the test, please post a note in our comments area and let us know what you think of it.

Brain Health - Free Cognition Test (you can use a made-up name if you don't want to use your real name).

Brain Health Information

On a related topic - there is software company named "Posit Science" located in San Francisco that has been started by a University of California neuroscience professor. The company has a software product that is designed to help improve, and maintain, brain health. In fact we'll be covering this program in more depth in the future, but in a few studies (that are soon to be published in academic research journals) done by Dr. Sophia Vinogradov's group at UCSF the software seems to have resulted in measurable improvements in the cognitive abilities of people who have schizophrenia. For more information on the software see the Posit Science Web Site.

More Information:

The Brain Resource Company - The Developer of the Cognitive Test

Is It Psychological Or Biological?


Thanks. Just took test. Performed mainly at expectation or above for most 'tests' except executive functioning.Executive functioning was significantly worse than all other areas.
Executive functioning fell into 'below expectation' category.Mine fell approx 2/3 of the way along 'below expectation' reading from left to right ie taking -1.5 to -4 SD scale roughly 2 SD below.

Executive functioning result was not surprising(planning/organising/step by step problem solving is a definite deficit for me) though maybe slightly worse than
i expected.

Posted by: Tim^ at January 18, 2007 02:25 PM

LS, Thanks, interesting test indeed. But the outcome, in my case I perform at expectation, leaves me puzzled as to what my mental state is. Does performing at expectation mean that I have been compared to people with high school, or to people with or without schizophrenia? Neither could I find an emailadres where I could ask for clarification. Sebastiaan, Amsterdam, Holland

Posted by: sebastiaan koning at January 19, 2007 01:14 PM

Schizofrenia Screening test- In India where will It be possible?

Posted by: prachi at January 23, 2007 10:26 PM

Yes we look like thie picture to the right. We are not really schizophrenic but we are di idiot savants. we are highk ly gifted and we are so smart that we can't even see in the dark. we have hazel eye s moslty thought.

Posted by: Heather Wilcox at January 26, 2007 08:01 PM

In India where will be possible the free brain cognitive test?

Posted by: prachi at January 27, 2007 02:00 AM

I would request you to reflect Mind and its attribution and effects of and impact of spirituality to relate to this study of neuroptransmitter.

However it is very interesting to know how we can improve our cognition and thinking process as well as learn to reprogramme our thinking and functionality yet we do need to combine BODY MIND AND SOUL to
bring concentration, composed state of mind to focus on topics.

kindest regards

I would also reflect on consciousness and subconscious mind too

Posted by: tapan pal at September 21, 2007 07:40 PM

please acknowledge



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