April 2014

The latest from Cogstate, leaders in optimizing the measurement of cognition

Defining The Normal Range Of Pediatric Cognition

April 30, 2014

Understanding the ever-changing brains of children is a moving target for neuropsychologists. As they move through the development years from infant to young adult, the growth rate of cognitive function and ability is not always a smooth curve for one child, let alone an entire population.  Researchers need to not only accurately measure pediatric cognition […]

Young Cancer Patients Benefit From Computerized Cognition Testing

April 24, 2014

One of the unfortunate side effects for children being treated for cancer is a decline in neurocognitive abilities, including attention, working memory and executive function.  These changes need to be monitored throughout the course of the disease and its treatment. Traditional cognition tests using paper and pencil are difficult for children to complete, as they […]

Cognigram Detects Cognitive Impairment In Schizophrenia Patients

April 10, 2014

Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia have to battle not only the more well-known emotional symptoms of the mental disorder but often suffer from cognitive impairment including deficits in reaction time, attention, working memory and learning.  Even those who are already being treated with antipsychotic medication also need to have pharmacologic or behavioral therapies to control the […]

Researchers Developing Cognitive Stress Test For Alzheimer’s Disease

April 4, 2014

One of the main challenges to detecting the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults is distinguishing between normal memory loss that comes with a healthy but aging brain and actual neuron cell loss caused by the disease. Being able to make this distinction as early as possible would help physicians and researchers make […]

Subjective Memory Complaints Linked To Cognitive Decline

April 1, 2014

As the search for an Alzheimer’s disease treatment goes on, researchers are trying to understand if early subjective reports of memory problems from older adults are early signs of actual cognitive decline. Earlier research has shown that seniors that complain about memory issues have a higher risk of progression to mild cognitive impairment and, eventually, […]