Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery

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Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery
Medical diagnostics
Purposecognitive assessment

The Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB),[1] originally developed at the University of Cambridge in the 1980s but now provided in a commercial capacity by Cambridge Cognition, is a computer-based cognitive assessment system consisting of a battery of neuropsychological tests, administered to subjects using a touch screen computer. The CANTAB tests were co-invented by Professor Trevor Robbins and Professor Barbara Sahakian.[2][3][4] The 25 tests in CANTAB examine various areas of cognitive function,[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] including:

The CANTAB combines the accuracy and rigour of computerised psychological testing whilst retaining the wide range of ability measures demanded of a neuropsychological battery. It is suitable for young[13] and old[14] subjects, and aims to be culture and language independent through the use of non-verbal stimuli in the majority of the tests.

The CANTAB PAL touchscreen test, which assesses visual memory and new learning, received the highest rating of world-leading 4* grade from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.[15][16] CANTAB and CANTAB PAL were highlighted in the Medical Schools Council ‘Health of the Nation’ 2015 publication.[17]

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  1. ^ Sahakian, Barbara J.; Morris, Robin G.; Evenden, John L.; Heald, Andrew; Levy, Raymond; Philpot, Michael; Robbins, Trevor W. (1988). "A Comparative Study of Visuospatial Memory and Learning in Alzheimer-Type Dementia and Parkinson's Disease". Brain. 111 (3): 695–718. doi:10.1093/brain/111.3.695. PMID 3382917.
  2. ^ "Trevor W. Robbins: Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions". American Psychologist. 66 (8): 665–668. 2011. doi:10.1037/a0025179. PMID 22082379.
  3. ^ "Profile: Professor Trevor W Robbins". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Profile: Professor Barbara Sahakian". Cambridge Neuroscience. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  5. ^ Owen, Adrian M.; Downes, John J.; Sahakian, Barbara J.; Polkey, Charles E.; Robbins, Trevor W. (1990). "Planning and spatial working memory following frontal lobe lesions in man". Neuropsychologia. 28 (10): 1021–34. doi:10.1016/0028-3932(90)90137-D. PMID 2267054.
  6. ^ Owen, A; Roberts, AC; Polkey, CE; Sahakian, BJ; Robbins, TW (1991). "Extra-dimensional versus intra-dimensional set shifting performance following frontal lobe excisions, temporal lobe excisions or amygdalo-hippocampectomy in man". Neuropsychologia. 29 (10): 993–1006. doi:10.1016/0028-3932(91)90063-E. PMID 1762678.
  7. ^ Owen, A. M.; James, M.; Leigh, P. N.; Summers, B. A.; Marsden, C. D.; Quinn, N. P.; Lange, K. W.; Robbins, T. W. (1992). "Fronto-striatal cognitive deficits at different stages of Parkinson's disease" (PDF). Brain. 115 (6): 1727–51. doi:10.1093/brain/115.6.1727. PMID 1486458.
  8. ^ Owen, A.M.; Beksinska, M.; James, M.; Leigh, P.N.; Summers, B.A.; Marsden, C.D.; Quinn, N.P.; Sahakian, B.J.; Robbins, T.W. (1993). "Visuospatial memory deficits at different stages of Parkinson's disease". Neuropsychologia. 31 (7): 627–44. doi:10.1016/0028-3932(93)90135-M. PMID 8371837.
  9. ^ Owen, Adrian M.; Sahakian, Barbara J.; Summers, Beatrice A.; Hodges, John R.; Polkey, Charles E.; Robbins, Trevor W. (1995). "Dopamine-Dependent Frontostriatal Planning Deficits in Early Parkinson's Disease" (PDF). Neuropsychology. 9 (1): 126–40. doi:10.1037/0894-4105.9.1.126. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  10. ^ Owen, A; Sahakian, BJ; Semple, J; Polkey, CE; Robbins, TW (1995). "Visuo-spatial short-term recognition memory and learning after temporal lobe excisions, frontal lobe excisions or amygdalo-hippocampectomy in man". Neuropsychologia. 33 (1): 1–24. doi:10.1016/0028-3932(94)00098-A. PMID 7731533.
  11. ^ Owen, Adrian M.; Morris, Robin G.; Sahakian, Barbara J.; Polkey, Charles E.; Robbins, Trevor W. (1996). "Double dissociations of memory and executive functions in working memory tasks following frontal lobe excisions, temporal lobe excisions or amygdalo-hippocampectomy in man". Brain. 119 (5): 1597–615. doi:10.1093/brain/119.5.1597. PMID 8931583.
  12. ^ Owen, A; Iddon, JL; Hodges, JR; Summers, BA; Robbins, TW (1997). "Spatial and non-spatial working memory at different stages of Parkinson's disease". Neuropsychologia. 35 (4): 519–32. doi:10.1016/S0028-3932(96)00101-7. PMID 9106280.
  13. ^ Luciana, Monica; Nelson, Charles (2002). "Assessment of Neuropsychological Function Through Use of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery: Performance in 4- to 12-Year-Old Children". Developmental Neuropsychology. 22 (3): 595–624. doi:10.1207/S15326942DN2203_3. PMID 12661972.
  14. ^ Robbins, TW; James, M; Owen, AM; Sahakian, BJ; McInnes, L; Rabbitt, P (1994). "Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB): a factor analytic study of a large sample of normal elderly volunteers". Dementia. 5 (5): 266–81. doi:10.1159/000106735. PMID 7951684.
  15. ^ "REF Impact Case Study - CANTAB-PAL". Research Excellence Framework. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  16. ^ "World-leading UK medical research showcased in new publication". Medical Schools Council. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Health of the Nation" (PDF). Medical Schools Council. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.

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