Intra/Extra-Dimensional Set Shift and Visual Discrimination (ID/ED). This is the CANTAB equivalent of the Wisconsin Card-Sorting Test, an executive functioning task that assesses cognitive flexibility, set shifting ability and concept formation. Executive functioning is affected in a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Spatial Working Memory. This is a test of spatial working memory with various levels of difficulty. Spatial working memory is affected in a variety of neurological disorders.
Delayed Matching/Non-Matching to Sample. This is a temporal short-term visual memory task with various levels of difficulty, sensitive to mild Alzheimer’s disease.
Five-Choice Serial Reaction Time. This is an attentional task, which is impaired in mild Alzheimer’s disease patients.
Paired Associate Learning Task. This is a conditional learning and memory task, which is also sensitive to early Alzheimer’s disease.
Variable Delayed Response. This is a spatial working memory task with attentional and memory components.
Variable Delayed Matching to Sample. This is a non-spatial working memory task with attentional and memory components
Delayed Alternation. This is a non-spatial working memory task with low attentional demand.
Visual Pattern Discrimination. This is a reference memory task with low attentional demand.
Attentional Set Shifting/Cognitive Flexibility Task. This task is based on the principle of the Wisconsin Card-Sorting Test. It assesses executive functioning, cognitive flexibility, set shifting ability and concept formation.
Distractibility. Distraction paradigms can be employed with a variety of tasks including variable delayed response and variable delayed matching to sample.
Visuospatial Attention Shifting. This task assesses the ability to shift visual attention.
Motor Readiness (Impulse Control) Task. This task requires time estimation, has a high attentional load and is dependent upon the integrity of the dopaminergic system to be performed correctly.
Cued Reaction Time (Focused Attention) Task. This assesses the ability to focus attention and use advance information for successful task performance.