Feb 23

Understanding the Virtual Neural Scan

A Virtual Neural Scan is a real-time assessment into some of the underlying biological functions of the human brain. We start with 4 key neural networks and create a personalized path for you based on your specific results.

The Nuro App uses a series of tasks in our Virtual Neural Scan to determine the fundamental biology of 4 different neural networks. Your results are used to create your Daily Brain Flow, a series of stimulating exercises designed to optimize the dynamic nature of your brain, and improve your mental performance.

The idea of the brain being composed of regions responsible for specific functions is outdated and largely incorrect. Modern neuroscience and computer science has revealed that the brain is a self-organized series of neurological networks and collections of neurons which can have a multitude of functions both locally and throughout the brain.

Your score is a PROXY for what we think certain networks of the brain may be doing, what they may excel at, or not. This is very much ACTIVE data as you progress on your journey to better brain health.

Understanding the 4 Neural Networks (or “Nuro Networks”)

A neural network is a collection of synapses that fire across the human brain and create meaning. We know much about how many networks exist, but we don’t know everything. Science is constantly changing and evolving, and Nuro is at the forefront of this research.

We have selected 4 different neural networks that provide the basis for personalizing your experience in the Nuro App.

Cognitive Flexibility

Cognitive Flexibility is the intrinsic ability to adapt our behaviors and thought processes to our environment. Cognitive flexibility often refers to the ability to switch between thinking about two different concepts or to think about multiple concepts simultaneously. This is a highly trainable skill that can be improved in a multitude of ways.

Working Memory

Working memory is a cognitive system with a limited capacity that can hold information temporarily. Many of these networks separate us from other species in the animal kingdom. Similar to short-term memory, which is a multitude of neurological networks working together in higher-order cognitive processing and executive control.

Long-Term Memory

Long term memory refers to the storage of information over an extended period. This type of memory tends to be stable and can last a long time—often for years. The highly personal, vast storage and retrieval of past events and experiences.


Also known as Cerebrovascular Adaptability, where we look at two underlying brain physiology mechanisms. These structural and functional fundamentals are very important for overall brain health and wellbeing.