Brain Gauge Assessment

Brain Gauge Assessment

What is the Brain Gauge Assessment?

The Brain Gauge is a mouse-sized device that uses fingertip vibration patterns to probe cortical function and utilize its complexity to gain more sensitive and specific detection of compromised neural function. In fact, the device is so sensitive that it can measure even the most subtle changes in brain function.

As an FDA-listed class II medical device for monitoring and measuring cognitive function, the Brain Gauge has been designed to evaluate brain health. However, it is not diagnostic and does not treat or cure any neurological disease or disorder.

The Brain Gauge assessment:

  • Is a fast and easy testing option
  • Measures progress and tracks changes. Watch how your scores change over time and learn how treatment therapies, diet, supplements, and lifestyle affect your brain’s health and performance
  • Utilizes scientifically proven methods and has been used to measure brain function in over 50 peer-reviewed studies

Benefits

The Brain Gauge measures both overall and specific brain function through the somatosensory system (sense of touch). This system is organized so that adjacent regions on the skin project to adjacent regions in the brain cortex.

Our hands occupy a large region of the somatosensory cortex, which makes them a sensitive part of the body when testing brain function. During the Brain Gauge assessment one or two of your fingers are either touched or pulsated through the mouse device, causing two nearby corresponding regions in the brain to become active and communicate with each other.

An individual’s ability to ascertain specific aspects of physical sensations, such as vibration intensity, duration, and order, is indicative of their brain’s performance and the Brain Gauge measures this to show how well the brain cells communicate.

In addition, Brain Gauge measures the brain’s ability to perform lateral inhibition. This is the capacity of one excited neuron to inhibit the activity of a neighboring neuron. This supports the brain in shutting down noise, recognizing important patterns and signals, and then purposefully integrating all of this information! This is important to understand because lateral inhibition makes it possible to tell apart two close, but different, stimuli on the skin. However, this ability is highly dependent on the health of the brain and nervous system.

What is a Brain Gauge Assessment like?

I. The Assessment
The Brain Gauge assessment is setup in a game format, taking a total of 15-20 minutes from start to finish. The results are provided in a score format based on a number of factors that affect, either reducing or increasing, brain function.

II. Score Reducing Factors Poor sleep quality and patterns|
Experiencing disrupted sleep or lack of sleep, worsens cognitive function.

Traumatic brain injury and concussions
Brain Gauge can detect changes in brain function due to concussions even when brain imaging doesn’t detect any structural changes.

Mental health and neurological disorders

The assessment can detect specific deficits in brain function correlating with various mental health and neurological disorders.

III. Measurements
The Brain Gauge assessment measures 8 essential components of brain health:

  • Speed
    How quickly the brain reacts to stimulation.
  • Focus
    The brain’s ability to concentrate on the task at hand.
  • Fatigue
    How quickly the brain begins to tire out when stressed.
  • Accuracy
    The brain’s ability to detect small differences.
  • Sequencing
    The brain’s ability to identify the order of events.
  • Timing Perception
    The brain’s ability to detect the duration of events.
  • Plasticity
    The brain’s ability to respond and adapt to change.
  • Connectivity
    The brain’s ability to communicate and coordinate.

Brain Gauge Results Reports

Supporting Studies and Publications

https://www.corticalmetrics.com/researchtopics
https://www.corticalmetrics.com/publications