COGNITIVE FUNCTION ASSESSMENT IN YOUNG ADULT USING TRAIL MAKING AND STROOP TESTS

Syazreen Hashim, Norlaili Mat Safri, Mohd Afzan Othman, Nor Aini Zakaria
2016 Jurnal Teknologi  
Cortical network between brain regions is one of the topics that being investigated by brain researchers. Methods that are used to investigate brain developments of cognitive function include Partial Directed Coherence (PDC) and the power spectrum of the brain activity. The purposes of this study were to determine the cortico-cortical functional connectivity between brain regions using PDC and to investigate the power spectrum of brain activity while performing cognitive function assessments.
more » ... enty healthy young adults, age between 20 to 30 years old, were asked to perform two tasks/tests; Trail Making Test (TMTA-alphabet, TMTA-number, TMTB-mixed alphabets and numerical) and Stroop Task. An electroencephalogram (EEG) machine was used to record the brain signals, and the data were analyzed using PDC and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT).Our findings showed that not only frontal area but temporal and occipital area also generates information and the information was sent to various scalp location. Theta frequency was significantly increased at frontal area while gamma and high-gamma frequency bands were significantly increased at centroparieto-occipito-temporal regions. All of these areas are associated with cognitive function doing specific task.
doi:10.11113/jt.v78.9456 fatcat:lf4zdi3kfzhh3fvbbg4ljvv4nu