Your cognitive metrics are focused on your overall mental performance during the cognitive task portions of the workout. The following is a breakdown of each of the metrics. Pay close attention to the Accuracy and Trained Reaction Time as they are good indicators of your current level of cognitive performance.
- Response Time (Psychological Measure): Reaction time is the time measured in seconds that it takes the athlete to respond correctly to a given mental question or challenge.
- Accuracy (Psychological Measure): Accuracy is the percentage of correct answers compared to the total number of questions in a mental challenge for a given interval or workout.
- Answer Rate (Psychological Measure): Measures the ability of the athlete to maintain concentration during cognitive tests. The statistics included in the formula are the athlete’s total correct answers (per workout) divided by the SUM of their response time (per workout).
- Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE): The rating of perceived exertion otherwise known as RPE, was first developed by Gunnar Borg as a subjective measurement system used by sports coaches to assess the intensity of training and competition.
- Mental Demand: A subjective rating of how mentally demanding the session was.
- Frustration: A subjective rating of how frustrating the session was.
Pro Neuro-Training System (Coming late 2021)
- Perception Gap (Proprietary Psychological Measure): The perception gap (P-Gap) provides the athlete with a quantitative measurement that compares their subjective (self-rated) RPE with their objective or expected RPE based on their physical output generated during the workout measured in watts and or average heart rate. A negative score indicates a gap in the athlete’s perception of the actual level of physical effort during the workout. A neutral (or “0”) score indicates an accurate perception of the effort during the workout and a positive score indicates a strong level of resilience to mental fatigue.
- Load Index (Proprietary Physiological & Psychological Measure): Load index is a measure of the total mental stress during a workout. It combines a number of cognitive and psychological measures from the workout with the highest possible score of 20 (meaning an extreme level of mental stress) vs. the lowest possible score of 0 (meaning no mental stress).
- Trained Reaction Time (Psychological Measure): TRT is the range of all responses from 100ms to 2 seconds and represents the reaction time that is improved upon with continual brain training.
- Lapses (Psychological Measure): Lapse time counts the total number of slower than average responses to brain training questions. For neuro-training, lapses are counted for any response slower than 2 seconds to a cognitive task question. A higher than normal number of lapses is a good indicator of increased mental fatigue.