A 19-year-old male asked:
why according to a study do more than 50 percent of high school student fail the serial 7 subtraction test?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Chirag Patel answered
Specializes in Neurology
Symptom, not problem: This is a symptom of a larger issue. The serial 7 test is used routinely during the neurological exam to assess the patient's mental status. Nowadays students use a calculator or computer earlier on, thereby relying on such "peripheral brains" for computation. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121112171430.htm and http://ideas.time.com/2012/11/29/how-to-use-technology-to-make-you-smarter/
Answered on Apr 21, 2016
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