Medical experts have come such a long way in developing the proper tools to evaluate brain functionality, and technology is only going to increase when it comes to the rates in which it is developed. Unfortunately, the idea of being able to actually determine what a person’s cognitive level is through traditional testing methods like MRI’s is quite impossible. If there was a spot that was labeled, “The IQ Spot”, experts would have certainly found it by now.
- An ingenious experiment was conducted in 1960 on participants who were part of the entourage of an Himalayan expedition to test the effects of altitude and fatigue on cognition.
- According to the results of the experiments, where participants were required to sort cards, it was discovered that accurate work was possible at high altitudes.
- These days, tests on cognition still cling to experiments that were conducted in the 1950s and 1960s when we did not know much about the brain and behavior.
“These computerised touch-screen tools, while faster and more accurate than traditional tests of performance, were also a whole lot more powerful in terms of the conclusions that could be drawn about an individual and, more importantly, about their brain.”