One test cognitive researchers use to accurately measure changes in memory abilities is called the Word Pairs Task. Researchers present six unrelated word pairs to a participant over three subsequent trials. Then after a short delay period, the participant is asked to recall the word pairs to measure his or her performance in delayed recall. Improvement in the score after the delay period reflects a reduction in the amount of information lost from memory. After taking Memory Boost’s key compound for 12 weeks, the participants’ measure of memory retention improved by 64%.* Neuropsychopharmacology. 2002 Aug;27(2):279-81.
Working memory is the part of our memory that we use to temporarily hold onto information in our consciousness. Working memory allows for the manipulation of new information as well as stored information. This is how we solve problems, reason, and guide our decision-making and behavior. Working memory is related directly to attention and our ability to focus on task-relevant information and to ignore distractions. It can be tested in a specialized segment of the Cognitive Drug Research (CDR) computerized assessment test. After 12 weeks of supplementation with Memory Boost’s functional compound, the study subjects’ CDR measure of working memory score was significantly improved.* Phytother Res. 2008 Dec;22(12):1629-34.
Spatial memory is the part of memory that processes spatial information like the layout of your house, or where you parked your car in the parking lot. In an established test to measure spatial memory performance, a picture of a house is presented on a screen with four of its nine windows lit, and the participant is instructed to memorize the positions of the lit windows. He or she is then shown the house again with one window lit and answers yes or no to whether or not that window was lit the first time the house was shown. After 12 weeks of supplementation with Memory Boost’s functional compound, the accuracy score of this test for study participants was significantly increased.* Phytother Res. 2008 Dec;22(12):1629-34.
A well-established method of measuring forgetting rate of verbal information is the Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT). The AVLT is administered with a preselected set of 10 to 15 words, which are verbally presented to the participant over a period of three to four trials. The participant is asked to repeat the words after each presentation. Then after a delay period of twenty minutes, the participant is asked to recall the original 10-to 15-word set. The participant’s score of recall (delayed memory) is then quantified to assess his or her AVLT forgetting rate. After 12 weeks of supplementation with Memory Boost’s key compound, study subjects’ measure of AVLT forgetting rate was significantly lower by 17% from baseline.* Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2001 Aug;156(4):481-4.
Inspection time is a measurement of processing speed in the human brain. Sort of like a computer, the faster your brain processes information, the better it performs. The inspection time test is similar to a game with just one simple true-or-false question. However, the participant is only allowed to see the question for a fraction of a second. The shorter the amount of time that participants take to read the question and answer it correctly, the faster their inspection time. This is called inspection time performance, and years of research shows that this metric not only correlates with IQ, but that changes in inspection time performance are actually associated with changes in intelligence. After 12 weeks of supplementation with Memory Boost’s functional compound, study subjects’ inspection time scores were 32% faster than the baseline score.* Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2001 Aug;156(4):481-4.