To put it simple. In order to understand behavior, you need to understand the brain. Cognitive Neuroscience studies the brain’s information processing and how this generates thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions. And the result in terms of observable behavior and performance. It is all about understanding and helping people.

As both people and the environment are dynamic and complex, we need assessment tools that can measure and reflect this dynamic inside our brains. So that we can predict performance in different contexts. We can call it “successful- or target oriented behavior”.

This is a field of science that has been around for > 70 years and has gone through a drastic development, bringing sharp and evidence-based understanding to the world. The tools and the know-how have, to a large extent, stayed in the academy and psychiatric clinics.

This is explained by the traditional focus on understanding and helping people with cognitive disability. It is however the exact same abilities in the normal population that are used when cognition functions well or very well. Thus, the exact same assessments can be used to understand people’s ability and capacity in any context. This has been proven in a variety of studies in sports, defense and business.


Neuropsychology is closely related to cognitive neuroscience

Neuropsychology is a specialization within psychology. It studies the relation between behavior and brain function. A neuropsychologist is trained to use the sharp tools developed in neuroscience to better understand and help people function optimally. And to predict behavior. An integral and important part in a psychologist’s trade is to validate the test result and translate them to individual conditions in specific contexts.


The Frontal Lobe

Our Control Tower

The executive capacity is made up by a set of abilities called executive functions or frontal lobe abilities.

The frontal lobe – prefrontal cortex – is the node controlling the rest of the brain functions. The frontal lobe is sometimes called the control tower or the conductor.


The capacity of cognitive abilities varies within and between individuals

By assessing individual capacity and its variation we can better understand in what tasks, situations and contexts a person – naturally – will function easily or with more resistance and cost. This is the big contribution that cognitive neuroscience brings to the table. And cannot be assessed by other tools.


Scientific Publications

Capacio Founders Publications Related to Executive Functions

Executive Functions Predict the Success of Top-SoccerPlayers

Predrag Petrovic, Torbjörn Vestberg, Roland Gustafson, Liselotte Maurex, Martin Ingvar



Core executive functions are associated with success in young elite soccer players

Predrag Petrovic, Torbjörn Vestberg, Gustaf Reinebo, Liselotte Maurex, Martin Ingvar



Level of play and coach-rated game intelligence are related to performance on design fuency in elite soccer players

Petrovic P, Vestberg T, Jafari R, Almeida R, Maurex L, Ingvar M



Executive Functions of Swedish Counterterror Intervention Unit Applicants and Police Officer Trainees Evaluated With Design Fluency Test

Predrag Petrovic, Torbjörn Vestberg, Peter G. Tedeholm, Agneta C. Larsson, Martin Ingvar



Executive function measures of cognitive flexibility are associated with days of sick leave

Petrovic P, Vestberg T, Jacobsen B. H, Lekander M, Maurex L, Ingvar M



There are 100s of global studies citing, repeating and expanding the field of cognitive functioning