Tools for Research Collaborators

Researcher Ecosystem

University-based researchers, industry partners, educators, clinicians, and study volunteers have joined the HCP network to understand and explore human cognitive abilities. We work with collaborators on a wide variety of projects. Research areas include: brain injuries and rehabilitation, chronic conditions, diseases and disorders, data science projects, education and learning, exercise and athletics, and cognitive change in healthy adults.

Cognitive Training

Lumosity’s cognitive training program consists of daily, game-based training sessions. Generally speaking, the more training an individual does, the larger the expected gains. Training exposes each user to gradually increasing levels of challenges, adapting task difficulty to individual abilities. Training activities are based on a combination of common neuropsychological and cognitive tasks, many of which have been used in research for decades, and new tasks designed by Lumosity scientists.



The NeuroCognitive Performance Test (NCPT) is a brief, repeatable, modular, online neuropsychological assessment platform designed by Lumos Labs that includes 17 subtests that can be combined into customizable test batteries. NCPT subtests are based on well-known neuropsychological assessments. The NCPT is sensitive to within-individual changes in performance, which makes it a useful outcome measure for studies that follow the traditional pre- and post- test framework:
Key qualities:

  • NCPT subtests are distinct from Lumosity games
  • 17 available subtests that assess memory, processing speed, problem solving, attention, cognitive flexibility
  • Optimized for unsupervised administration
  • Measures of validity and reliability (publication pending)
  • Brief (as quick as 15-20 minutes, depending on choice of assessments)
  • Customizable for various research purposes

The NCPT is designed to be self-administered through a web browser, enabling researchers to investigate cognitive performance in large numbers of subjects without needing to bring everyone into the lab.

Data Access

If accepted into the HCP, research collaborators can gain access to anonymous subsets of cognitive task performance data, which contain a large number of data points over years of training.


Through the HCP, collaborators can create and administer their own online surveys to participants as part of their studies.