This test has been designed to measure the component of cognition (called Exectuive Function) that controls and manages higher-order cognitive process.
RELEVANCE TO EVERYDAY LIFE:
Enhanced executive function is absolutely vital to allowing us to navigate the challenges that life presents on a daily basis. Executive function provides the cognitive coordination that enables activities such as planning, problem-solving, error correction and troubleshooting, motivation, regulation of emotion, and abstract thinking.
A colored figure (square, circle, star, triangle, etc.) will be presented on the first line of a two-line display. Next to this
figure will be the word SHAPE or the word COLOR. On the second line of the display will be two colored figures. If the word
on the first line is COLOR, then you must determine which of the figures on the second line matches the color of the figure
on the first line. If the word on the first line is SHAPE, then you must determine which of the figures on the second line
matches the shape of the figure on the first line. If the left figure is the match, press the LEFT ARROW key on your keyboard.
If the right figure is the match, press the RIGHT ARROW key on your keyboard.
Immediately upon completion of your test. we will display the following:
- Performance - This is an overall score that reflects your speed, accuracy, and concentration. More...
- Reaction Time - This is your median reaction time measured in milliseconds (thousandths of a second). More...
- Accuracy - This is simply the percentage of your responses that were correct in this test.
- Concentration - This is a measure of the consistency of the speed of your response. More...
You must respond correctly 20 times to complete the test.