How do your cognitive skills compare to President Trump’s?
Where to get your own cognitive skills tested
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – On January 16, White House physician and Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson released the results of President Trump’s Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), saying he scored a 30 out of 30.
The MoCA, which is designed to detect early signs of dementia, uses simple cognitive tasks, such as drawing the hands of a clock set to a specific time, memorizing strings of words and identifying images of animals. But according to Dr. Collin Herman, a neurology resident physician at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, it’s not difficult for anyone to get a perfect score, as long as they don’t have any cognitive impairment. As Dr. Herman explained it to LiveScience.com, “A person operating at full capacity, not coming off a 12-hour shift or sleep-deprived, should be able to get everything right, maybe missing one at the most.”
Curious how you’d do on the MoCA? Here’s just one of many places you can see the test: http://dementia.ie/images/uploads/site-images/MoCA-Test-English_7_1.pdf
For those seeking a more detailed measurement of cognitive skills, the Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills is one of the most comprehensive learning skills assessments in the world. The Gibson Test is used to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses in the brain, measuring skills such as logic and reasoning, long-term and short-term memory, visual and auditory processing, and processing speed. The test can be purchased online or taken at the nearest one-on-one brain training center. Visit www.gibsontest.com to learn more.
“Whether you are the parent of a struggling student, an adult looking for help for yourself or a baseline test of current skills levels, or a clinician seeking to help a client or patient, the Gibson Test will give you invaluable information about brain performance, and help you determine the next best step,” explains Tanya Mitchell, Chief Research Officer for LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), the world’s largest personal brain training company with 80 centers across the United States. “Knowing which cognitive skills are weak allows us to create a personalized brain training program to target those skills. It’s an invaluable tool for anyone who worries that they have memory issues or learning struggles and wants to know which cognitive skills need to be targeted and trained.”