TabCAT Tasks

The tools available on TabCAT include cognitive tests of executive function (including NIH EXAMINER subtests), memory, visuospatial skills and socioemotional functions, as well as symptom questionnaires. Most tests are available in multiple languages.

Domains

 

Favorites Learning

  • Summary: This task measures immediate associative verbal and visual memory.
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Alternate Forms: 4

Favorites Delay

  • Summary: This task measures delayed associative verbal and visual memory.
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Alternate Forms: 4

Favorites Recognition

  • Summary: This task measures associative verbal and visual memory via a cued recognition assessment after a delay.
  • Duration: 2 minutes
  • Alternate Forms: 4

Match

  • Summary: This task measures processing speed and associative memory and is modeled after the WAIS-III Digit Symbol Coding paradigm.
  • Duration: 2 minutes
  • Alternate Forms: 4

Dot Counting

  • Summary: This task measures working memory skills and is modeled after NIH EXAMINER Dot Counting.
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Alternate Forms: 3

Flanker

  • Summary: This task measures inhibition skills and is modeled after NIH EXAMINER Flanker.
  • Duration: 6–8 minutes

Set Shifting

  • Summary: This task measures set shifting skills and is modeled after NIH EXAMINER Set Shifting.
  • Duration: 6–8 minutes

Timing

  • Summary: This task measures subjective time estimation.
  • Duration: 2 minutes

Running Dots

  • Summary: This task measures spatial working memory. Patients watch a series of dots appear and disappear from a screen one by one, then recall the last 2–5 locations where a dot appeared, depending on the condition.
  • Duration: 8 minutes

Line Orientation

  • Summary: This task measures visuospatial skills and is modeled after the Benton Judgement of Line Orientation task.
  • Duration: 2–5 minutes

Line Length

  • Summary: This task measures visuospatial skills and is may be a more accessible alternative to “Line Orientation” for patients with language-related difficulties.
  • Duration: 2–5 minutes

Perpendicular Line Length

  • Summary: This task measures visuospatial skills and is may be a more accessible alternative to “Line Orientation” for patients with language-related difficulties.
  • Duration: 2–5 minutes

Animal Fluency

  • Summary: This task measures categorical verbal fluency. Patients are asked to name as many animals as they can in 1 minute.
  • Duration: 1 minute

Four Mountains

  • Summary: This task measures hippocampal spatial recognition for places where viewpoint or surface features may change. It was devised by Dr. Tom Hartley at the University of York.
  • Duration: 8 minutes

Supermarket

  • Summary: This task measures navigational orientation in a video-based virtual supermarket. It was devised by Dr. Michael Hornberger at the University of East Anglia.
  • Duration: 8 minutes

Dynamic Affect Recognition Test (DART)

  • Summary: This task measures emotion recognition in a dynamic context. Patients are asked to name realistic emotional expressions from video-based, ecologically valid stimuli.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Format: Video & Audio required

Emotional Theory of Mind (eToM)

  • Summary: This task measures the patient’s ability to represent mental states of others. Patients are asked to identify first and second order emotion knowledge of characters from video interactions.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Format: Video & Audio required
  • Cognitive Theory of Mind (cToM)
  • Summary: This task measures the patient’s knowledge about someone else’s beliefs. Patients are asked to identify first and second order belief knowledge of characters from video interactions.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Format: Video & Audio required
  • Social Interaction Vocabulary Task (SIVT)
  • Summary: This task measures semantic knowledge of social interactions. It is formatted as a multiple-choice picture/word socioemotional vocabulary matching task.
  • Duration: 5 minutes

Social Display Rules (SDR)

  • Summary: This task measures knowledge of social norms around emotional displays. The patient is asked to match written scenarios to pictures of emotional faces.
  • Duration: 3–5 minutes

Humor

  • Summary: This task measures humor comprehension. Patients are asked to select the funniest ending to an incomplete comic strip.
  • Duration: 3–5 minutes

Moral Reasoning

  • Summary: This task measures moral reasoning skills. Patients select multiple-choice responses to written moral scenarios.
  • Duration: 5–7 minutes

Big Five Inventory (BFI)

  • Summary: This is an informant-facing questionnaire that measures socioemotional traits via a multidimensional personality inventory based on the Big 5.
  • Completed by: Informant, a person that knows the patient very well and can speak to the patient’s behaviors, cognition, and changes over time.
  • Duration: 5–10 minutes
  • Brain Health Survey (BHS)
  • Summary: This is an informant-facing questionnaire that evaluates neurocognitive symptoms.
  • Completed by: Informant, a person that knows the patient very well and can speak to the patient’s behaviors, cognition, and changes over time.
  • Duration: 3–5 minutes

Social Norms Questionnaire (SNQ)

  • Summary: This is a patient-facing questionnaire that measures socioemotional functioning via semantic knowledge of mainstream US social norms.
  • Completed by: Patient
  • Duration: 1–3 minutes

Revised Self Monitoring Scale (RSMS)

  • Summary: This is an informant-facing questionnaire that measures socioemotional functioning via trait sensitivity and responsiveness to others’ subtle emotional expressions (i.e. online social intuition in face-to-face interactions).
  • Completed by: Informant, a person that knows the patient very well and can speak to the patient’s behaviors, cognition, and changes over time.
  • Duration: 2 minutes

Social Behavior Observer Checklist (SBOCL)

  • Summary: This is a clinician or examiner-facing questionnaire that measures socioemotional behavior via observed, spontaneous social behaviors enacted by the participant during the course of an evaluation (e.g., cognitive testing session, interview, or exam).
  • Completed by: Clinician or Examiner
  • Duration: 1–3 minutes

Behavioral Inhibition/Behavioral Activation System (BIS/BAS)

  • Summary: This is an informant-facing questionnaire that measures socioemotional functioning. It is formatted as a multiple-choice measure of approach/avoidant traits and reward/punishment sensitivity and anxiety.
  • Completed by: Informant, a person that knows the patient very well and can speak to the patient’s behaviors, cognition, and changes over time.
  • Duration: 2–3 minutes

Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI)

  • Summary: This is an informant-facing questionnaire that measures socioemotional functioning via observed trait cognitive and emotional empathy.
  • Completed by: Informant, a person that knows the patient very well and can speak to the patient’s behaviors, cognition, and changes over time.
  • Duration: 1–3 minutes

Personal Competency Rating Scale (PCRS)

  • Summary: This is an informant-facing questionnaire that may additionally be administered to the patient if a measure of insight is desired. The survey measures functional impairment, as the informant is asked to judge the patient’s ability to perform a variety of practical skills.
  • Completed by: Informant, a person that knows the patient very well and can speak to the patient’s behaviors, cognition, and changes over time.
  • Duration: 3 minutes

Everyday Cognition, 12 Item (ECog-12)

  • Summary: This is a 12-item informant-facing questionnaire that measures cognitive and functional change in the patient over the last 5 years.
  • Completed by: Informant, a person that knows the patient very well and can speak to the patient’s behaviors, cognition, and changes over time.
  • Duration: 3 minutes

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment, 7 Item (GAD-7)

  • Summary: This is a 7-item patient-facing questionnaire that may detect and measure severity of generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Completed by: Patient
  • Duration: 1–2 minutes

Patient Health Questionnaire, 9 Item (PHQ-9)

  • Summary: This is a 9-item patient-facing questionnaire that may detect and measure severity of depression.
  • Completed by: Patient
  • Duration: 1–2 minutes​​​​​