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Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life with Multimodal Data

Insights Back to resource centre 6 October 2022 Understanding the effect of ashwagandha root extract on stress, sleep and cognition We caught up with Shefali Thanawala from Nutriventia Ltd who told us how CANTAB™ helped them to investigate the effects of Ashwagandha root extract on memory and focus in healthy, stressed adults. About Nutriventia, Ltd.Nutriventia Limited is the dietary supplements

Measuring functional outcomes in schizophrenia in an increasingly digital world

Insights Back to resource centre 9 August 2022 Generating and validating Verbal Paired Associates word-pair lists for automated testing These posters were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Tuesday 2nd August and Wednesday 3rd August 2022. See below for a summary and to read the full posters. Poster summariesMemorability of Word-Pairs: Developing a Method for Generation of Calibrated

Efficient assessment of emotional bias using item response theory and decision tree computerised adaptive testing

Efficient assessment of Emotional Bias using Item Response Theory and Decision Tree Computerised Adaptive Testing

Insights Back to resource centre 6 October 2021 Efficient assessment of Emotional Bias using Item Response Theory and Decision Tree Computerised Adaptive Testing Director of Research & Innovation, Francesca Cormack, presented on efficient assessment of emotional bias using item response theory and decision tree computerised adaptive testing at the ISCTM Autumn Conference and the 2021 ECNP Congress. Read on for

COVID-19 Cognitive Assessment Battery

Insights Back to resource centre 13 July 2021 COVID-19 Cognitive Assessment Battery To understand the impact of COVID-19 on cognitive function, researchers must use sensitive and reliable cognitive assessments which target appropriate domains. In this article Operational Scientist, Iona Pickett, discusses the challenges of designing a cognitive testing battery for use in those recovering from COVID-19 and describes our recommended

Validation of a Smartphone-based Digit Symbol Substitution Task in Participants With Major Depression

Insights Back to resource centre 8 April 2021 Validation of a Smartphone-based Digit Symbol Substitution Task in Participants With Major Depression At the virtual ISCTM – Annual Scientific Meeting, Luke Allen presented data supporting the validity of Smartphone-based DSST for assessments in patient populations such as MDD. Read on for the key findings and the full poster: Validation and Comparability

Shows N-back test being used on a Apple watch

What is the optimal approach for using digital cognitive biomarkers in clinical trials?

Insights Back to resource centre 14 August 2018 What is the optimal approach for using digital cognitive biomarkers in clinical trials? Digital cognitive biomarkers are typically active or passive: but which approach enhances clinical trial success? Here we will define how active and passive cognitive biomarkers function in clinical trials, to conclude their optimal application. In our last post, we

What are digital cognitive biomarkers and why are they useful?

Insights Back to resource centre 7 August 2018 What are digital cognitive biomarkers and why are they useful? Biomarkers are important for the detection of disease-relevant information to help recruit, stratify and monitor patients, and to evaluate the safety and efficacy of compounds. Here we’ll discuss what digital biomarkers are and how they offer an opportunity to revolutionize research and

Pen-and-paper vs. computerised testing: which method do older adults prefer?

Insights Back to resource centre 20 February 2018 Pen-and-paper vs. computerised testing: which method do older adults prefer? Exciting new research shows not only that web-based cognitive assessments are suitable for older adults but, for many, computerised assessments are actually preferable to traditional pen-and-paper tasks. The National Seniors, Flinders Business School and University of Western Australia recently published a study entitled: Better

Wearable devices: the future for near-patient testing?

Insights Back to resource centre 20 November 2017 Wearable devices: the future for near-patient testing? Cognition Kit and Takeda have collaborated to deliver high frequency assessments of mood and cognition in major depressive disorder, using the Apple Watch. Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) frequently experience cognitive problems such as inattention and memory complaints. These are often under-recognized and can

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