H Test Mentioned on Oprah: 40-second Brain Alertness Test

H test. Brain alertness is part of an electrical grid (Alzheimer’s or trauma messes up the grid) In 40 seconds people should be able to cross out all of the ‘H’s’ on a grid designed of letters with “H’s” intermingled in the group. Every missed ‘H’ adds 3 seconds to your score. The test is available in the book You Staying Young by Dr. Oz .

Health-related books available on Amazon.com and recently seen on Oprah,
including Dr. Oz episode on Aging November 1, 2007 and November 5, 2007 …

Where can I find the H test?
You can find the H test mentioned by Dr. Oz on Oprah at Oprah.com. Search for ‘H test’ in the search box at the top of the front page of Oprah.com. An article entitled ‘Test Your Mental Health‘ describes the test and provides a link to a pdf file entitled oz_young_brain.pdf. Look for the link: Challenge your mind with this Brain Test worksheet. The test is credited to Bob Uttl. The H test is available in the book You Staying Young by Dr. Oz (We checked and double-checked and found one more “H” than the book says you can find).

More about Dr. Bob Uttl, Ph.D.
The letter cancellation H Test is credited to Dr. Bob Uttl, Ph.D.  According to his website, his primary research interests are cognition, cognitive aging, psychometrics and quantitative methods.

His current work includes:

relationships between different memory functions (e.g., explicit episodic, prospective, implicit, and semantic memory)

relationships between perception, processing resources and memory functions

changes in perception, processing resources, memory, and other cognitive functions due to normal and pathological aging (e.g., dementia, Alzheimer’s)

neural correlates of perception and memory using neuroscience mehods including TMS and fMRI.

With these interests; Dr. Uttl also studies psychometrics; quantitative methods; evaluation and development of cognitive, clinical, and neuropsychological assessment  instruments; and development of new research methods.

About Dr. Oz
Mehmet Oz, M.D. (physician, cardiothoracic surgeon, author) was born June 11, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio, was educated at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1982 and obtained a joint MD and MBA degree in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School.

Dr. Oz is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Heart Assist Device Program and is a founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and healthcare policy. He has authored more than 350 original publications, book chapters, abstracts, and books and has received several patents. Dr. Oz (full Amazon.com list of books by Dr. Oz) is the author  of the award-winning book, Healing from the Heart and his third book, written with Dr. Michael Roizen, is YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger was released in May 2005 and was listed on The New York Times Bestseller List. YOU: On A Diet is also written with Dr. Roizen. Dr. Oz serves on the Trustees Advisory Council of the OneVoice Movement, a non-profit organization that strives to empower moderate Israelis and Palestinians to take a more assertive role in resolving the conflict. He is married to author and Reiki master Lisa Oz and they have four children.

Dr. Oz frequently appears as an outgoing, informative guest medical expert on Oprah and has several television shows on DiscoveryHealth.

Oprah’s Health Book List …

YOU: Staying Young
By Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz
From the show “Dr. Oz on Aging: How to Turn Back Time”

Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
By Kris Carr
From the show “Dr. Oz: A Special Report on Death”

You: On a Diet
By Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz
From the show “Dr. Oz: A Special Report on Death”

The Wisdom of Menopause (excerpt)
By Christiane Northrup, M.D.
From the show “The Big Wake-Up Call For Women With Dr. Christiane Northrup”

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (excerpt)
By Christiane Northrup, M.D.
From the show “The Big Wake-Up Call For Women With Dr. Christiane Northrup”

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
By Jessica Seinfeld
From the show “Jessica Seinfeld’s Delicious Secret with Dr. Oz”

YOU: The Owner’s Manual
By Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz
From the shows Dr. Oz’s “90-Day Live Longer, Feel Younger Plan” and “The Number One Killer of Women Revealed”

The InVision G
uide to a Healthy Heart
By Alexander Tsiaras
From the show “The Number One Killer of Women Revealed”

YOU: On a Diet
By Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz
From the show “The Truth About Food with Dr. Oz and Bob Greene”

The Best Life Diet
By Bob Greene
From the show “The Truth About Food with Dr. Oz and Bob Greene”

The Secret Life of Germs
By Dr. Philip Tierno
From the show “How Often Do You…?”

Get more information here …
cocbob.ca (Bob Uttl, Ph.D official website)
Amazon.com | Books by Dr. Oz

Published research about the H test:
Uttl, B., & Pilkenton-Taylor, C. (2001). Letter cancellation performance across the adult life span. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 15, 521-530.

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