Cognitive Reserve Index questionnaire

Cognitive reserve describes the resilience of the brain to damage, and is used to interpret individual differences in susceptibility to cognitive impairment in the presence of brain changes associated with age or disease.

— Yaakov Stern (2018)

The CRIq estimates the Cognitive Reserve Index (CRI) of an individual through the collection of information related to the entire adult life.

The CRIq was thought and realized based on the cognitive reserve construct proposed by Yaakov Stern.

To fill out the questionnaire and estimate your cognitive reserve, press the button below.


Nucci, M., Mapelli, D., & Mondini, S. (2012).
The cognitive Reserve Questionnaire (CRIq): a new instrument for measuring the cognitive reserve.
Aging clinical and experimental research, 24, 218-126.

Nucci, M., Mondini, S., & Mapelli, D. (2012).
Cognitive Reserve Index (CRI). Un questionario per la valutazione della riserva cognitiva.
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Mondini, S., Pucci, V., Pastore, M., Gaggi, O., Tricomi, P. P., & Nucci, M. (2023).
s-CRIq: the online short version of the Cognitive Reserve Index Questionnaire.
Aging clinical and experimental research, 1-8.


Sara Mondini
Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale
University of Padua

Massimo Nucci
Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale
University of Padua

Veronica Pucci
Brain Mind and Computer Science
University of Padua

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