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MATRICS™ (Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia) Consensus Cognitive Battery

Keith H. Nuechterlein, Ph.D.
Michael F. Green, Ph.D.


The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) is a standardized battery for use with adults with schizophrenia and related disorders. Advancements in the past decade suggest that there may be opportunities for developing effective medications for improving cognition in people with schizophrenia. The MCCB was developed to help researchers and clinicians measure cognition in individuals who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders, and contribute to the development of these types of medications. It is the only measure of cognitive performance that was developed under NIMH contract with participation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Therefore, it is recommended for all clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs for schizophrenia.

How to Use the Assessment
The MCCB consists of ten individually administered. Testing can usually be completed in one session lasting approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

MCCB Computer Scoring Program
The MCCB Computer Scoring Program allows you to enter the primary raw scores into the program, and then generates the corresponding T-scores and percentiles, along with a graphic profile of the scores for each of the seven cognitive domains. The program also produces a data file to export data to statistical programs for group analysis.
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Scales & Forms

  • Speed of Processing
  • Attention/Vigilance
  • Working Memory (nonverbal)
  • Working Memory (verbal)
  • Verbal Learning
  • Visual Learning
  • Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Social Cognition
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Keith H. Nuechterlein, Ph.D. &
Michael F. Green, Ph.D.

Age Range 18 years and older

Administration Time 60 to 90 minutes  

Administration Type Professionally administered

Qualification Level C

  • Handscored
  • Software