Neuropsychology is an applied scientific discipline that studies both the structure ad the function of the brain as it relates to specific psychological processes and overt behaviors.
Neuropsychology is one of the more eclectic of the psychological disciplines. The field frequently overlaps with neuroscience, philosophy, neurology, psychiatry, and computer science. Computer science overlaps when making artificial neural networks.
Neuropsychology evaluation (NPE) is a method for testing a subject’s brain functions. NPE allows a neuropsychologist to acquire data about a person’s cognitive, motor, behavioral, language, and executive functioning.
This information, when used by a trained neuropsychologist, can provide information that allows for the diagnosis of a cognitive deficit or to the confirmation of a diagnosis. In addition, the information can provide clues as to the localization of organic abnormalities in the central nervous system (CNS). This same information provides assistance in guiding effective treatment for the rehabilitation of impaired patients.
Neuropsychological evaluation provides a lot of insight into the psychological functioning of an individual. Modern imaging techniques have only limited ability to provide insight into the functioning of the brain. The tests performed in an evaluation must be interpreted by a trained, experienced neuropsychologist in order to be a benefit to the patient.
The tests conducted in a neuropsychological evaluation are frequently paired with information gathered from clinical repots, physical examinations, as well as self and relative reports. Each test has strengths and weaknesses in its validity, reliability, sensitivity, and specificity.
Via a variety of tests, NPE is beginning to increase in its availability and demand.
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