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Cognitive tests are assessments of the cognitive capabilities of humans and other animals. Tests administered to humans include various forms of IQ tests; those administered to animals include the mirror test (a test of visual self-awareness) and the T maze test (which tests learning ability). Such study is important to research concerning the philosophy of mind and psychology, as well as determination of human and animal intelligence.

Modern cognitive tests originated through the work of James McKeen Cattell who coined the term "mental tests". They followed Francis Galton's development of physical and physiological tests. For example, Galton measured strength of grip and height and weight. He established an "Anthropometric Laboratory" in the 1880s where patrons paid to have physical and physiological attributes measured. Galton's measurements had an enormous influence on psychology. Cattell continued the measurement approach with simple measurements of perception. Cattell's tests were eventually abandoned in favor of the battery test approach developed by Alfred Binet.


  • Inductive reasoning tests
  • Inductive reasoning aptitude
  • Intelligence quotient
  • Situational judgement test
  • Working memory
  • Intelligence tests
  • Kohs block design test
  • Mental age
  • Miller Analogies Test
  • Otis–Lennon School Ability Test
  • Raven's Progressive Matrices
  • Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
  • Wonderlic test
  • Cognitive development tests
  • Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery
  • CDR computerized assessment system
  • Cognitive bias (see also Emotion in animals#Cognitive bias test
  • Cognitive pretesting
  • Cognitive Process Profile
  • Draw-a-Person test
  • Knox Cubes
  • Modern Language Aptitude Test
  • Multiple choice
  • Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery
  • Porteus Maze Test
  • Consensus based assessment
  • Knowledge organization
  • Knowledge hierarchies
  • Memory
  • Iconic memory
  • Long-term memory
  • Short-term memory
  • Semantic memory
  • Episodic memory
  • Visual short-term memory
  • Working memory
  • Self
  • Intelligent self-assessment
  • Rouge test
  • Mirror test
  • Metacognition
  • The Sally–Anne test (The ability to attribute false beliefs to others)
  • Thought
  • Mental chronometry
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • References

    Cognitive test Wikipedia

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