A Review of Neuroscience-Based Assessment Tools

There is no shortage of brilliant Neuroscience research, which can be both exciting and overwhelming. The sheer amount of new findings is sometimes difficult to consume. After certifying and training hundreds of change leaders we've learned that it can often be unclear how to apply this new knowledge in ways that provides value in real world-settings (hopefully this article will help on that front).

The purpose of this article is to review one specific application area where Neuroscience findings have crystalized into powerful, tangible application models: assessment tools. In particular, I'll review and compare three neuroscience-based assessment tools, looking at their significant contribution to facilitating change in general and difficult change in particular from my subjective perspective as a change facilitator or "user."

Top 3 Neuroscience-Based Diagnostic Tools:

Three excellent Neuroscience-based diagnostic or assessment tools that can support change in general and difficult change in particular are:

  • Axiology-based assessments

  • PRISM Brain Mapping assessments

  • Solution Assessments

These were chosen for their use of Neuroscience in:

  • The criteria they are measuring (the categories measured are mapped according to how the brain works - for example, prefrontal cortex functions are distinguished from basal ganglia and amygdala functions).

  • The way the test itself is designed (the process of answering questions and the way questions are phrased and designed).

  • The way data from the assessments is then processed.

But also because of their ability to target and support unique difficult change challenges and because of their high validity and reliability.