The Brain Gauge is a cognitive assessment tool that uses touch-based sensory testing to measure your brain health. It's the quickest and most accurate way to track improvements to your mental fitness.
The Brain Gauge lets you test 8 essential components of brain health: Speed, Focus, Fatigue, Accuracy, Sequencing, Timing Perception, Plasticity, and Connectivity. You'll also get a comprehensive mental fitness score.
The Brain Gauge is a cognitive assessment tool that measures brain health by testing sensory perceptions in your fingertips. Yes, we know it looks like a computer mouse. But it’s actually so much more.
During each test, those two orange tips will ‘buzz’ your fingers in a specific way. Our free app will ask questions about what you felt, and then analyze your responses using clinically-proven neuroscience. In less than 15 minutes you can complete a comprehensive brain health assessment and gain valuable insight into your mental fitness.
The Brain Gauge measures both overall and specific brain function through the sense of touch (the somatosensory system). The somatosensory system is organized so that adjacent regions on the skin project to adjacent regions in the brain cortex.
When two of your fingers are touched or pulsated, two nearby corresponding regions in the brain become active and communicate with each other. Your ability to ascertain specific aspects of physical sensations, such as vibration intensity, duration, and order, is indicative of your brain’s performance. Brain Gauge measures this to show how well your brain cells communicate.
Brain Gauge also measures your brain’s ability to perform lateral inhibition. Lateral inhibition is the capacity of one excited neuron to inhibit the activity of a neighboring neuron. This allows the brain to shut down noise, recognize important signals and patterns, and meaningfully integrate all this information. Lateral inhibition makes it possible to tell apart two close by, but different, stimuli on the skin, or to see two distinct dots of light in the dark instead of one big blur. This ability is highly dependent on the health of the brain and the nervous system
The Brain Gauge tests are in a game format that can be “played” on a computer. The entire battery of Brain Gauge tests takes about 10 – 20 minutes, depending on how fast you are. It can even detect cognitive changes that most brain imaging techniques cannot. It is much more versatile and less expensive for measuring brain function compared to the existing methods.