Not really, except in cases of stroke or head trauma. Neuropsychological tests of memory and executive function are best to reveal deficits, which in many cases may be due to a sedentary life style and lack of adequate rest and may be reversible with physical activity, as I describe above.
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor, The Rockefeller University
1998 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant
2005 Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience
Foundation Scientific Council Member