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Why choose CANTAB?

Over the last 30 years the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) has become recognised as the gold standard cognitive assessment and data collection software.

CANTAB accurately measures cognitive function, identifies levels of performance and impairment, and quantifies the effectiveness of treatments in the brain. The technology is used in thousands of clinical trials, hospitals, healthcare practices, and academic institutions around the world. 

Benefits of using CANTAB

Precise, objective measurements of cognitive function

Saves time & reduce costs with quick & easy study set-up

High sensitivity to pharmacological and environmental effects 

Automated test delivery removes variance for consistently high quality data

Automated data capture & scoring removes human error & variability

Language independent & suitable for global cross-cultural research 

Practice effects are eliminated with parallel modes & stimuli randomisation

Translational utility enables comparisons with preclinical findings

Multiple task variants avoid floor & ceiling effects, allowing test difficulties to be adjusted for all ages and abilities


The original computerised cognitive assessments
CANTAB cognitive assessment technology has been designed for use on digital devices to focus task outcome measures on specific brain circuits and neurochemistry. The tests have been continually refined to increase specificity and sensitivity whilst maintaining scientific validity.


Fast, easy and efficient
With CANTAB, studies and assessments are quick and easy to set up, administer and report on - saving costs, reducing data errors and increasing the quality of study results. Automated computerised test delivery ensures every participant is assessed consistently, removing the possibility of any rater variance and allows non-specialist study staff to administer tests.


Highest quality data 
Participants are guided through assessment with voiceover instructions, available in over 35 languages, making CANTAB simple to administer and complete. Study data is automatically quality checked at source and results are instantly calculated and scored, ensuring clean data and preventing human error.


Translational neuroscience
CANTAB tests have translational utility meaning that data can be compared directly to preclinical findings and have been adapted and used in conjunction functional neuroimaging to identify brain circuitry and neurochemical systems involved in task performance.


The world's most sensitive cognitive tests
CANTAB is sensitive to pharmacological and environmental effects in both healthy individuals and patient populations. The tests use non-verbal visual stimuli for use across all languages and adaptive modes allow investigators to change the difficulty of the tests dependent on user age and ability for use in healthy volunteers, impaired patients and children. 

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