Neuropsychology is probably the fastest growing body of knowledge in psychology. This fascinating field brings back the focus of body-mind by exploring the intricate relationships between brain and behavior. To help clinicians get a sense of this important field we have just completed an introductory online course on Neuropsychology.
Clinical neuropsychology is the study of how brain functions relate to psychological processes.
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships.
A neuropsychologist seeks to gain an understanding of the relationship of brain to behavior.
A neuropsychologist will use assessment and evaluation to understand cognitive functioning such as
memory, attention, speech, intelligence and visual-perceptual abilities.
Cognitive neuropsychology is a branch of neuropsychology that studies the cognitive effects of brain injury or neurological illness.
A neuropsychologist will use neuropsychological testing as an objective tool to connect biological and behavioral functioning.
Neuropsychology provides the analysis of the effects of brain injury or disease and the processes by which people may recover from dysfunction.
The first level of a neuropsychological diagnostic hierarchy is to understand the organic vs. functional differences and begin to understand the essential 'brain - mind' distinction.