I am attempting to figure out a battery of tests that I can perform on myself on a daily/weekly basis to test whether any intervention I attempt on myself actually improves my cognitive performance.

From various sites, and with the awesome help of Seanny123, I narrowed it down to 3 variables I want to test for 1. attention 2. reaction-time 3. memory.

I found a few websites/software that seem to do this and seem legitimate

  1. http://www.psytoolkit.org/

  2. http://pebl.sourceforge.net/

However, even these software/website has multitude of tests and I am not sure which one to run.

Would you have any suggestions on which tests to run and using what software so as to comprehensively test these three areas (attention, reaction-time, memory) on a daily/weekly basis (totaly test time say ~ 15 min)?

Thanks for your help

  • $\begingroup$ Try hypnosis. The mind needs rest although why this is is still a mystery. If you can put a person into "sleep mode" then you have a very reliable "beginners mode" for cognition. $\endgroup$ – Doctor Zhivago Jul 20 '16 at 3:01
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    $\begingroup$ What specific cognitive or psychological thing are you trying to measure? $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Jul 20 '16 at 3:52
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    $\begingroup$ @user14394... what? $\endgroup$ – alpha_989 Jul 20 '16 at 5:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Seanny123, I know of various methodologies such as exercise/meditation/intermittent fasting/nootropics which are supposed to improve cognition. I am not 100% sure whether they specifically improve 1 area of cognition or all areas. In general I found from websites like (cambridgebrainsciences.com), that they classify all the tests into 1. attention 2. reaction-time and 3. memory. I guess those are the 3 areas I am trying to measure. I found 2 websites other than the one I mentioned above 1. pebl.sourceforge.net 2. psytoolkit.org. $\endgroup$ – alpha_989 Jul 20 '16 at 5:12
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any suggestions which tests to use and which website seems more legit? $\endgroup$ – alpha_989 Jul 20 '16 at 5:13