A computerized neurocognitive test is a type of assessment that uses computer technology to measure various cognitive functions, such as attention, memory, language, and executive function. These tests are often used in clinical settings to evaluate cognitive impairment related to various conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases.
The primary function is to detect even slight and early cognitive impairments and identify symptoms, behaviors and comorbidities.
Secondly, is to augment data generated from the clinical history, the examination and other tests (evaluate). Thirdly, to longitudinally track cognitive function (manage & monitor).
Assessing Neurocognition against a lifespan normative data set allows clinicians to grade the level of impairment or deficit being experienced by the patient. Early detection and effective management (nutrition, sleep, exercise, etc.) can impact neurocognitive health. Serial assessment enables the clinician to measure disease progression and/or track treatment outcomes.