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What Are Cognitive Therapy Exercises?

 Cognitive therapy exercises engage and train various brain regions necessary for everyday functioning. Domains of cognitive function that can be improved with cognitive therapy include executive functions, domains of memory and processing including verbal, visual, auditory, and spatial systems, attention, and processing speed.


HappyNeuron Pro currently offers 42 different cognitive therapy exercises and tasks to target different areas of cognition. Our scientific team has developed each task with many different settings in order to customize the activity, and thousands of data sets so tasks can be repeated with new content each time.

Executive Functions

This module is specifically designed to train executive functions, including reasoning (the ability to make deductions from hypotheses) and strategy. The module includes both language-based tasks and visual activities.


The exercises:

Writing in the Stars: Assemble words in a six point star.

Basketball in New York: Mentally move balls to reach a given configuration.

Decipher: Decipher a quotation.

The Towers of Hanoi: Move colored rings on pegs to reach a target configuration.

Hurray for Change!: Sort 2 series of words alphabetically.

The Right Count: Sort numbers in a grid.

Ready, Steady, Count!: Memorize and carry out mental calculations on numbers.

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Verbal Memory

This module’s exercises are specifically designed to train verbal memory. They also help build strategies for effectively remembering a list of words (by placing words into categories, for example).


The exercises:

Elephant Memory: Memorize words and recognize them in a list.

Words, Where are You?: Memorize words and their location on a grid.

Split Words: Form words from fragments.

Seize the Keywords: Memorize the verbs found in a story.

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Visual Memory

The exercises included in this module will help users train their visual memory using abstract symbols or exotic characters. It also encourages users to pay attention to visual details.


The exercises:

Shapes and Colors: Memorize shapes and their colors.

Displaced Characters: Compare lists of abstract figures.

Heraldry: Memorize coats of arms.

I Remember You!: Memorize people’s names and faces.

N-Back: Identify stimuli that were shown N steps back.

Pay Attention!: Memorize series of numbers or letters.

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Verbal And Visual Memory

This module contains exercises that simultaneously train verbal and visual memory (e.g. menus in a restaurant or cities on a trip).


The exercises:

Around the World in 80 Trips: Memorize the tour destinations for different places around the world.

An American in Paris: Memorize a tour in major cities around the world.

Restaurant: Memorize an order in a restaurant.

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Spatial Memory

These exercises train the brain to remember the locations of items using specific strategies like grouping items or by defining patterns.


The exercises:

Chunking: Memorize groups of figures on a grid.

Objects, Where are You?: Memorize objects on a grid.

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Visual and Spatial Abilities

This module contains 4 exercises designed to train visual and spatial skills. The exercises solicit the use of visual mental imagery and more particularly mental rotation in a 3D space.


The exercises:

Entangled Figures: Identify objects that are entangled with one another.

Turn Around and Around: Mentally rotate figures.

Points of View: Match a point of view with the corresponding view.

Sleight of Hands: Determine if the hand shown is a left hand or a right hand.

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Visual Attention

This module contains exercises designed to train visual attention. In particular, patients need to pinpoint relevant information, visually scan details and stay focused on spotting differences.


The exercises:

Ancient Writing: Compare series of characters.

Private Eye: Find a symbol in a grid of similar symbols.

Find Your Way!: Memorize a series of steps.

Displaced Images: Compare series of images.

Gulf Stream: Quickly identify moving images.

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Processing Speed

This module includes activities that require a rapid response. It also helps train user attention span as it encourages users to maintain performance and vigilance over a long period of time.


The exercises:

Under Pressure: Determine whether stimuli shown successively are above or below each other.

Secret Files: Categorize words and determine where to place them.

Two-Timing: Carry out a visual task and an auditory task at the same time.

Catch the Ladybug: Catch the ladybugs before time runs out.

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This module contains exercises that solicit auditory working memory.


The exercises:

Bird Songs: Memorize birds and their songs.

Sound check: Distinguish sounds by their pitch, duration and volume.

You’ve got Voice Mail: Listen to a voicemail and then answer questions.

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Difficulty Settings

Clinicians can adapt all of our cognitive exercises to fit each patient to target the right level of cognition.


Clinicians can either:


Rely on our pre-defined levels and an automatic level progression system that ensures users start with an easy configuration and then automatically progress to their own “challenge zone” where they will be pushed to develop strategies.


Manually configure the settings to precisely match a specific set of requirements

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With HappyNeuron Pro, clinicians can prepare a series of exercises for their patients, including cognitive rehabilitation techniques, attention tasks, and activities to help stimulate executive functions.


The patients can then complete these exercises either with the clinician or at home on their own. The patients can thus gain more practice by regularly repeating the exercises they began with the clinician.

The clinician can then remotely follow up, adapt any cognitive retraining activities, and use the face-to-face therapy sessions more effectively.

Clinicians can control when the patients use HappyNeuron Pro, which exercises they have access to, and how long they use the platform.

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Performance monitoring

All the patient activity is recorded and available to the clinician directly on the platform.
Clinicians can precisely track which exercises were completed, when, and how successfully.

User performance is not compared to a reference population. HappyNeuron Pro does however provide many graphs and data points for both the user and the clinician to see how performance is progressing.

User Management System

HappyNeuron Pro allows clinicians to manage and organize their patient accounts directly, from a simple set of patients to a complex architecture of clinicians, locations, and patients. If you’re interested in applying our program to your clinical processes, then try out our free trial!

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Page last updated on May 14,2020