[extropy-chat] Cognitive markers

Acy Stapp acy.stapp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 02:28:25 UTC 2006

Some quick googling found Brain Builder at

"The program consists of seven activities. Three focus on auditory
processing, three on visual processing, and one on attention and
cognitive processing speed. A baseline level is established in each of
the activities, then the program moves you to more challenging levels
of training. Results from the activities are analyzed by session and
compared with your progress to date and may be viewed in reports and

On 1/27/06, David Lubkin <extropy at unreasonable.com> wrote:
> What are your thoughts on (and, preferably, experience with) a set of
> tests that people can use to assess the consequences of changes in
> diet, exercise, sleep, time of day, nootropics, age, etc. on
> cognitive functions?
> The tests need to:
> a)  cover a reasonable range of abilities
> b)  take 5 or 10 minutes to complete
> c)  cost under $100
> d)  retain accuracy across dozens or hundreds of uses
> e)  can be used alone, at home or when travelling
> For example, an easily created subtest might present a random
> sequence of digits, on screen or spoken, to be repeated or reversed.
> Unfortunately, requirement (d) isn't so easy to meet for other sorts of tests.
> -- David.
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Acy Stapp

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