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How are test scores used to calculate the C-Score and cognitive domain scores?
How are test scores used to calculate the C-Score and cognitive domain scores?

How your scores are calculated.

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Written by Mike Battista
Updated over a week ago

Wondering how your raw test scores turn into domain scores and your C-Score? It goes a little something like this:

  • You play a challenge and get some raw test scores—for example, 60 in Feature Match and 6 in Digit Span.

  • Those scores are compared to a database and put on a common scale, so they can be compared to each other. For example, a 60 in Feature Match is not 10 times better than a 6 in Digit Span—the 60 is actually much worse compared to the database average, which is captured by putting the scores on the same scale.

  • These new scores contribute a certain amount to each domain score. For example, Feature Match contributes most to reasoning, but also a bit to short-term memory and verbal ability.

  • When the contributions from all tests have been counted, you have three domain scores: a reasoning score, a short-term memory score, and a verbal ability score. You can view these on your Brain Report or trend graphs at any time.

  • Domain scores are multiplied to produce your C-Score. Thus, the C-Score is a quick summary of your cognitive performance in all three domains. Learn more about how the C-Score is calculated here.

  • Percentile scores are also available, comparing your scores to the BrainLabs community. Read more about who you are being compared to here

That's all there is to it: the C-Score is calculated from domain scores, which are calculated from test scores.

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