Racial and Cultural Effects on Measurement of Cognition
The Division of Neuroscience and the Division of Behavioral and Social Research cosponsored this advisory meeting. Approximately 60 clinicians, clinical investigators, basic science investigators, and NIH program staff were invited from both the extramural and intramural communities. The workshop included presentations on experiences in constructing and administering culturally relevant measures of cognitive function. Substantive discussion sessions addressed factors that impact cognitive performance (e.g., quality of education, stereotypes, cohort effects, and characteristics of culturally relevant cognitive tests/tasks currently in use). The workshop participants also generated recommendations.
Dr. Molly Wagster, NNA