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Processing Accuracy

Processing accuracy refers to the ability to not make errors during information processing and testing. Attempts to increase processing speed and reaction time should make note of processing accuracy to maximize efficiency.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect processing accuracy
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The mo re evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Branched Chain Amino Acids Minor - See study
The increased processing accuracy appears to be secondary to reducing exercise-related fatigue, and occurs when testing is after exercise.
grade-c Fish Oil Minor - See study
An improvement in processing accuracy (assessed by amount of errors in a cognitive test) has been noted with fish oil in otherwise healthy adults that do not frequently consume fish products
grade-c Ginkgo biloba Minor Very High See 2 studies
The number of errors seen in serial threes and serial sevens tasks appears to be reduced with acute supplementation of EGb-761
grade-c Modafinil Minor - See study
There is a possible improvement in processing accuracy with supplementation of modafinil.
grade-c Phosphatidylserine  
grade-c Rhodiola Rosea  
grade-c Centella asiatica  
grade-c Nigella sativa  
grade-c Vinpocetine  
grade-d Peppermint  

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