How Trump Turned a Cognitive Test into a Cognition Issue

Cagle Cartoons: Dave Granlund politicalcartoons.comIt is not the writer’s intent to make light of the purpose, value or features of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCa), a cognitive test “with the ability to assess several cognitive domains…a proven and useful cognitive screening tool for many illnesses…”On the other hand, the test “is not meant to be a gauge of intellectual performance or cleverness,” as Philip Bump recently noted at the Washington Post.Nor, even if one scores “30 out of 30,” is it something to brag about.It is the latter, the self-serving misuse of the test, in addition …

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