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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby TheBrain » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:01 pm

Has anyone heard of or tried Fit Brains Cognitive Assessment? It's an app that can be downloaded on your iPhone or iPad. I did it the other day and can't say I did well. Same goes for my husband and a friend. All three of us scored about the same overall, but with diffferent strengths and weaknesses.

I mentioned this test to my therapist, and she said to ignore the test unless it has been scientifically validated. I didn't see any mention of that. I'd like to think the assessment is flawed!
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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby apod » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:38 pm

alysson wrote:Has anyone heard of or tried Fit Brains Cognitive Assessment? It's an app that can be downloaded on your iPhone or iPad. I did it the other day and can't say I did well. Same goes for my husband and a friend. All three of us scored about the same overall, but with diffferent strengths and weaknesses.

I mentioned this test to my therapist, and she said to ignore the test unless it has been scientifically validated. I didn't see any mention of that. I'd like to think the assessment is flawed!
I'll have to try that one out. I just recently made an account on http://www.brainhq.com/ which is supposedly "clinically proven to improve cognitive performance" -- a couple of the free games were fun. I bought a 1mo subscription to MemTrax, but I found myself craving larger data sets (it's annoying to see images pop up from previous day's tests) and I was regularly hitting 100% with little room for improvement, so I didn't keep the membership. For fun, I've sketched up a couple small HTML-apps to play (ignore the sloppy code.)

This one is kind of like MemTrax, but using abstract shapes (I have a hard time scoring above 70-80%)
http://jsfiddle.net/b1x4ybeb/

And this is a number / string test:
http://jsfiddle.net/m3tc3kxo/

And, a PI digits test:
http://jsfiddle.net/246a9hy8/

Randomly playing with these and the cambridge brain sciences lab + a N-back test (likely a bit of a waste of time):
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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby circular » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:56 pm

This morning I downloaded the app Elevate for both iPhone and Android. I've only used it one day but it was kinda fun. Good interface. A bit easy at the start overall but I did get tripped up a several times. It was 2014 app of the year for iPhone by Apple. Sadly nothing about it being scientifically validated:

"Apple singled out brain-training apps like Elevate and rivals Lumosity and Peak-Brain Training, and says Elevate stands out due "to its great design, the best progress tracker, loads of interactivity and smart daily motivation reminders."

Pickard at first was working on SAT prep and language learning for individuals, but decided that an app could help broaden his audience.

He realized that putting vocabulary, math and retention skills into a game format could "help every single person in the world.""

http://elevateapp.com/#/
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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby Wondering » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:23 pm

On Android: Mindgames

There's a cost for the "pro" version, but lots of games are available (in every category) for free. Results list both raw scores and percentile scores. I don't know how they are normed, however. (My scores are fairly lousy on the memory based games, pretty high on everything else. Will be curious to see if it improves as my diet/exercise/sleep/supplement regimen takes effect.)
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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby marthaNH » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:38 pm

I have to admit that I can't bring myself to do any testing of this type, though I read these posts thinking that may someday change. I rationalize that my anxiety and self-consciousness about the test will skew my score, increasing my anxiety. This thread tempts to me start a new one asking people to "witness" the improvements they've seen in cognition and/or general health since adopting strategies learned from this site.

I am all but certain that SOMETHING I got from you people has completely solved my problem of frequent, noticeable odd heartbeats. I suppose it was the fish. (My blood pressure dropped, too. Much of that happened before I met the people here, but the last bit came after I got some advice here about magnesium supplements.)

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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby apod » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:44 pm

I saw that cambridgebrainsciences is opening up a new version of their site, similar to the common Lumosity / BrainHQ style sites where you can track sleep quality, stress, exercise, etc. and follow the trends. I got in on a quick beta signup.

So far, I'm Rank #1 out of 67,823 :D

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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby Julie G » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:49 pm

LOL, apod. Why am I not surprised? Congrats!

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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby Nancy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:25 pm

Wow! Very impressive! And thank you for the site info.
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Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby mimik67 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:34 pm

These tests look good but I am not going to bother until I improve my brain inflammation during CIRS treatment. (Shoemaker protocol for biotoxin illness which causes MCI--or worse and is 100% reversible with treatment)
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Re: RE: Re: Cognitive Self Testing

Postby Ladyjane » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:06 am

marthaNH wrote:I have to admit that I can't bring myself to do any testing of this type, though I read these posts thinking that may someday change. I rationalize that my anxiety and self-consciousness about the test will skew my score, increasing my anxiety. This thread tempts to me start a new one asking people to "witness" the improvements they've seen in cognition and/or general health since adopting strategies learned from this site.

I am all but certain that SOMETHING I got from you people has completely solved my problem of frequent, noticeable odd heartbeats. I suppose it was the fish. (My blood pressure dropped, too. Much of that happened before I met the people here, but the last bit came after I got some advice here about magnesium supplements.)
Magnesium is one of the most vital nutrients in the body, and your body uses it abundantly. Glad you found it to benefit your heart rhythm. It probably benefited many other functions of which you are not aware. Soaking in a bathtub with a couple of cups of Epsom salts is a wonderful, relaxing way to get your magnesium and relieve your aches and pains. Salute` magnesium!

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