Cognitive Psychometrics

The Cognitive Psychometrics platform seeks to understand the impact of cognitive flexibility on outcomes for stroke and brain injury. Research has shown that poor cognitive adaptation is associated with greater risk of cognitive decline, and poor recovery following insult to the brain (such as in stroke).

In addition, cardiovascular risk factors which predispose one to stroke are also linked to cognitive decline in middle age, and the emergence of early signs of dementia. The research undertaken in the Cognitive Psychometrics platform aims to develop evidence-based educational, clinical and community programs to promote adaptive behaviours earlier in life, to improve quality of life and resilience in the event of stroke or brain injury.