In this project we are developing a cognitive assessment tool called the Dalhousie Computerized Attention Assessment Battery (DalCAB). When finished, the DalCAB will provide us with an "attention report card" for each individual, listing strengths and weaknesses. We can then use the tool for patient assessment to guide therapy and to monitor outcomes. Current studies with the DalCAB include:
- gathering normative data in healthy individuals from different age groups (for performance benchmakers);
- analyzing how different attention systems are affected by different brain diseases or injuries, such as Parkinson's disease or stroke;
- identifying the components of attention in the normal healthy brain.