Brain Function Descriptions | CAPcare Plan

accuracy

Accuracy

Test Type
Amplitude Challenge

Purpose of Test
The functional integrity of the parietal lobe.

Brain Region

The parietal lobe is responsible for integrating sensations that are detected by different parts of the body. It also plays a role in language processing. A poor Accuracy score can be related to imbalances of excitation and inhibition in the cerebral cortex.

focus

Focus

Test Type
Simple Reaction Time

Purpose of Test
The integrity of the frontal lobe.

Brain Region

The frontal lobe is associated with motivation, attention span, determining similarities and differences between objects or events, and the ability to predict future consequences. Low Focus scores can reflect the severity of migraines, chronic pain, and traumatic brain insult to the cerebellum.

speed

Speed

Test Type
Simple Reaction Time

Purpose of Test
White matter integrity, frontal and parietal pathways.

Brain Region

The brain’s frontal lobe is associated with motivation, memory, and communication skills. Poor Speed scores often indicate the presence of neurodegenerative disorders in the frontal lobe such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

fatigue

Fatigue

Test Type
Simple Reaction Time

Purpose of Test

Integrity of white matter and the frontal-parietal pathways.

Brain Region

Poor Fatigue scores have been correlated with sleep deprivation, concussion, and mTBI.

connectivity

Connectivity

Test Type
Timing Challenge and TOJC Challenge

Purpose of Test

Systemic function of the brain and the ability of neurons to coordinate signaling.

Brain Region

The is a systemic test, which means that scores reflect the coordination of neurons throughout the cerebral cortex. Coordinated signaling allows the brain to process information from different sources. Poor Connectivity scores have been correlated with impaired motor skills and autism spectrum disorders.

plasticity

Plasticity

Test Type
Amplitude Challenge and Duration Challenge

Purpose of Test

The ability of neurons to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.

Brain Region

This is a systemic metric, which means that scores reflects the neuroplasticity of the entire brain. In patients that have sustained a brain injury, neuroplasticity allows the brain to undergo cortical remapping, in which functions (like processing information or identifying sensations) in the damaged region are transferred to a different region of the cerebral cortex. Poor Plasticity scores have been correlated with migraines, chronic pain, neurodegenerative disorders, and traumatic insults (particularly to the parietal lobe).

sequencing-toj

TOJ (Sequencing)

Test Type
Timing Challenge

Purpose of Test
Integrity of the frontal-striatal cortex.

Brain Region

The frontal-striatal pathways control many of the brain’s executive functions, including decision-making, behavioral control, and information processing. A poor Temporal Order Judgment / Sequencing score can arise from conditions such as autism, migraine, chronic pain, and traumatic injury to the frontal-striatal area.

timingperception

Timing Perception

Test Type
Duration Challenge

Purpose of Test

The integrity of neural connections between the cerebellum and cerebral cortex.

Brain Region

The cerebellum is directly responsible for motor learning, balance and coordination, and timing accuracy. Poor Timing Perception scores have been correlated with migraines, chronic pain, and trauma to the cerebellum.

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