BrainCheck Specialist

Westchester Neurological Consultants

Neurological Consultants located in Yonkers, NY

Have you ever wished you could get a snapshot of your brain and cognitive abilities to see if you’re at risk for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or attention deficit disorder (ADD)? Men and women in Yonkers, New York, and the surrounding areas can come to Westchester Neurological Consultants, where skilled neurologist Emad Soliman, MD, MSc, provides BrainCheck neurological testing. In a matter of minutes, you complete an assessment that delivers immediate results and can detect changes in your brain over time. Learn more about this innovative brain testing by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

BrainCheck Q & A

Westchester Neurological Consultants

What is BrainCheck?

BrainCheck is an assessment tool that provides valuable information so Dr. Soliman can accurately evaluate your cognitive abilities. It was developed by neuroscientists and is useful for detecting changes in your brain over time, or for signs of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and overall cognitive health. In just 10 minutes or less, you take the noninvasive, computerized test and get immediate results.

BrainCheck is registered with the FDA as a medical device that provides diagnostic information to neurologists so they can make an accurate and encompassing diagnosis of any potential or existing conditions. BrainCheck also works in accordance with the guidelines of the American Academy of Neurology as a validated assessment tool. Dr. Soliman uses the test results in combination with patient information and reports regarding cognitive concerns such as mild cognitive impairment and dementia.  

How does BrainCheck work?

BrainCheck provides several different cognitive tests to evaluate different abilities within your brain, including:

Coordination

The coordination test measures your balance and ability to hold an electronic tablet at arm’s length while keeping a ball inside of a circle on the screen.

Digital symbol substitution

Digital symbol substitution assesses your speed and accuracy while matching a symbol with a corresponding number.

Flanker test

This test measures the time you need to respond to stimuli and impulse control by asking which direction an object is facing. The goal is to answer as quickly and accurately as possible.

Stroop effect

The Stroop effect measures your reaction time to overcome cognitive interference. In this test, the name of a color (blue, green, red) displays on the screen in the wrong color. For example, the word “blue” appears green instead of blue so the color and the name don’t match. The Stroop effect measures how quickly you’re able to shift cognitive tasks and overcome a learned response.

Trail Making A and B tests

In Trails A, you correctly touch scattered circles in the right sequence of numbers. It measures your visual search speed, scanning, and processing speed. In Trails B, you alternate between numbers and letters to see how quickly you can adjust.

Immediate and delayed recall

This test shows you a set of 10 words one at a time so you can memorize them. Then you see 20 words, including the first 10. You identify which words you already saw out of the list, and how many you can recall at the end of the test.

Who should take the BrainCheck assessment?

BrainCheck is designed for anyone over 10 years old who wants to learn about their brain function. Additionally, if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury or had a stroke, BrainCheck can help Dr. Soliman see what areas need rehabilitation.

If you’d like to learn more about this innovative testing method, call Westchester Neurological Consultants or schedule an appointment online today.