Cognitive Exam
 

Inhibitory Control

 
 
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Overview

    • How to Assess

    • Ask the patient to tap once when you tap once. Tap once several times.
    • Ask the patient to not tap when you tap twice. Tap twice several times.
    • Alternate randomly between tapping once and tapping twice, asking the patient to tap once when you tap once and not tap when you tap twice.
    • Significance

    • A test of ability to inhibit, a part of frontal lobe executive function.
 
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