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Full Cognitive Profile

This test gives a complete cognitive profile. It builds on Complex Thinking – Extended, please see separate specification. It gives a full view of an individual’s cognitive capacity. It also includes the more “basic” and fast abilities attention and memory. We call this the basic cognitive engine to be alert, understand and perceive what is going on, what is important and to use information given in conversations, argumentations and problem solving. 

Main abilities

Basic Attention

The ability to maintain attention on a simple task. Examples why this is important:

  •    To be attentive when someone else talks

  •    Not miss anything that is going on

Attention control

The ability to maintain attention on a simple task when distracted. Examples why this is important:

 

  •    To be able to concentrate when someone speaks also when other things are going on 

  •    Not to be distracted by unimportant events

  •    To be able to disregard unimportant events 

Short term memory

The ability to actively keep in mind what has just been perceived. Examples why this is important:

  •    To be able to remember and repeat new information just received

Working memory

The ability to keep information in mind and at the same time work with it in thought. Examples why this is important:

  •    To be able to keep one thought in mind while thinking of an answer to a question

  •    Mental arithmetic

  •    Important to be able to maintain a discussion

Read more about the other tests Complex thinking, Basic or Complex Thinking, Extended

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