Objectively Measure Your Cognitive Function
Whether you’re recovering from a neurological condition, or seeking optimal brain health and wellness, it all starts with an engaging and scientifically-validated cognitive assessment.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of your brain health, which will be used by healthcare professionals to individualize treatment or wellness plans according to your needs
- Re-assess your cognition throughout treatment to objectively measure improvements, giving you confidence that interventions are having the desired affects
- Continue monitoring post-treatment to ensure you’re maintaining a level of cognitive function that enables you to live your best life
How Does it Work?
Can you spot the “Odd One Out”? This task measures your deductive reasoning ability. Common, everyday situations that require deductive reasoning include:
- Following a set of rules during tax-time and determining you qualify for a rebate
- Coming to conclusions about what’s safe for you to eat given a set of dietary restrictions
- Choosing the best hotel to stay at according to the criteria that matter to you most
How Will Results Be Used?
Results for each task you complete will indicate where you stand relative to others in your age group. Over time, and as you advance through a treatment or wellness plan, you’ll begin to see performance trends so that you can objectively evaluate how you are progressing. Your healthcare professional will use this information during intake to ensure they target the right areas during treatment, and then reassess periodically to measure progress.
Cambridge Brain Sciences Tests Overview
The Cambridge Brain Sciences (CBS) tests were developed in the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Owen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging (owenlab.org), over the course of his 25-year career. The tests assess aspects of cognition including reasoning, memory, attention and verbal ability. Over 300 scientific studies have been run to date using the CBS tests, yielding numerous publications in leading academic journals.
Read this document to learn more about:
- Description of the Cambridge Brain Sciences tests
- Origin of the tests
- Validity and reliability
- Methods references (by author)
- Origins of the tests references (by year)
- Other recent studies using the Cambridge Brain Sciences test battery
Brain Regions Associated with this Test
This document identifies the brain regions that have been linked with performance on each Cambridge Brain Sciences test. The information comes from studying how performance on the tests is affected by factors such as injuries or disease, as well as studying healthy brains using functional brain imaging technologies like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET).
Interpreting Health Assessment Results
Important Information Before You Read This Document
CBS Health provides a scientifically-validated and objective measure of an individual’s cognition, however, it is not a diagnostic tool. CBS Health should be used in conjunction with other information and clinical judgement to reach conclusions regarding an individual’s health. Ultimately, CBS Health does not replace the judgement of a practitioner and Cambridge Brain Sciences does not assume responsibility for the outcome of decisions made based on CBS Health data.
Understanding the Health Normative Database
The CBS Health normative database is one of the largest of its kind, and is a key part of the CBS Health cognitive assessment reports. This document will explain where the database came from, and review important properties of the database that may help healthcare providers understand the nuances of interpreting CBS Health scores.
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Published Scientific Studies
Hampshire, A., MacDonald, A., & Owen, A. M. (2013). Hypoconnectivity and hyperfrontality in retired American football players. Scientific reports, 3(1), 1-8.
Hampshire, A., Highfield, R. R., Parkin, B. L., & Owen, A. M. (2012). Fractionating human intelligence. Neuron, 76(6), 1225-1237.
Levine, B., Bacopulos, A., Anderson, N. D., Black, S. E., Davidson, P. S., Fitneva, S. A., … & Hampshire, A. (2013, December). Validation of a novel computerized test battery for automated testing. In Stroke (Vol. 44, No. 12, pp. E196-E196). 530 WALNUT ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-3621 USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Owen, A. M., Hampshire, A., Grahn, J. A., Stenton, R., Dajani, S., Burns, A. S., … & Ballard, C. G. (2010). Putting brain training to the test. Nature, 465(7299), 775-778.
Stafford, C. A., Stojanoski, B., Wild, C. J., Brewer-Deluce, D., Wilson, T. D., & Owen, A. M. (2020). Concussion-related deficits in the general population predict impairments in varsity footballers. Journal of neurology, 267(7), 1970-1979.