In my previous post I had been sent round the medial block a bit and ended up at a neuropsychologist. He'd asked me how I felt then did a bunch of cognitive tests, IQ tests covering a range of brain functions. Visual, verbal and kinaesthetic tests. short and medium term memory, abstract and associative memory. All very hard work, I had to lie down for half an hour outside the practice the first session. So am I still clever?
I scored an IQ of 125 which puts me in the 95th percentile, I think being in the top 5% of the population counts as clever. This makes me feel very smug. I can be in a coma for three days and still be clever, I must be awesome
Verbal testing was at 130, in the 98th percentile. Perceptive and working memory were similarly high.
Speed of processing was what let me down scoring only an average mark. Seems on the timed tests I was just normal. That's a bit disappointing, but I was never going to be a stand up comedian with a quick witted reply and I don't suppose I'll start reading The Sun any time soon.
So I have no problem learning things or working efficiently. I haven't had to go to bed in the middle of the day for many months now but I need to ensure I pace myself so I don't get fatigue. I need to quit while I'm ahead, if I think I'll get fatigue in half an hour there's not much point working for that half an hour as it'll be very poor quality work. I need to structure my days well with ordered todo lists. All of which I'd mostly worked out anyway but it's nice to have confirmation and reassurance.