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Neuropsychology

  • Gerald Goldstein
  • Paul David Nussbaum
  • Sue R. Beers

Part of the Human Brain Function book series (HBFA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment

  3. Developmental Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ida Sue Baron, Gerard A. Gioia
      Pages 9-34
    3. Keith Owen Yeates, H. Gerry Taylor
      Pages 35-61
    4. Gerald Goldstein
      Pages 63-81
    5. Paul David Nussbaum
      Pages 83-105
  4. Clinical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Don J. Siegel
      Pages 109-134
    3. Randy J. Smith, Jeffrey T. Barth, Robert Diamond, Anthony J. Giuliano
      Pages 135-170
    4. C. Della Mora, Robert A. Bornstein
      Pages 171-186
    5. Daniel N. Allen, David G. Sprenkel, Rock A. Heyman, Carol J. Schramke, Nicole Englund Heffron
      Pages 187-208
    6. Lisa A. Morrow
      Pages 209-225
    7. Christopher M. Ryan
      Pages 227-245
    8. Richard A. Berg
      Pages 247-269
    9. Michelle C. Dolske, Gordon J. Chelune, Richard I. Naugle
      Pages 271-293
    10. Doug Johnson-Greene, Kenneth M. Adams
      Pages 295-313
  5. Specialized Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Joel H. Kramer, Dean C. Delis
      Pages 333-356
    3. Nils R. Varney
      Pages 357-378
    4. Bruce M. Caplan, Sarah Romans
      Pages 379-419
    5. Kathleen Y. Haaland, Deborah L. Harrington
      Pages 421-437
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 487-497

About this book

Introduction

In this volume of the series Human Brain Function: Assessment and Rehabilitation we cover the area of how brain function is assessed with behavioral or neuropsycholog­ ical instruments. These assessments are typically conducted by clinical neuropsy­ chologists or behavioral neurologists, and so we made an effort to present the somewhat differing approaches to these two related disciplines. Clinical neuropsy­ chologists are psychologists who typically utilize standardized tests, while behav­ ioral neurologists are physicians who generally assess brain function as part of the clinical neurological evaluation. Both approaches have much to offer. The basic assumption of neuropsychological assessment is that the brain is the organ of behavior, and therefore, the condition of the brain may be evaluated with behavioral measures. Neuropsychological tests are those measures found by re­ search to be particularly sensitive to alterations in brain function. An adequate neuropsychological test is a procedure that can be related to some objective mea­ sure of alteration in brain function. Over the years, these objective measures have changed, but generally involve documentation through direct observation of brain tissue, or through histological, pathological, neuroimaging, or other laboratory procedures. The methods described in the first two volumes of this series describe the neuroimaging procedures that are often used in the validation of neuropsycho­ logical tests.

Keywords

diabetes neurology neuropsychology perception psychiatric disorder psychiatry rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Goldstein
    • 1
  • Paul David Nussbaum
    • 2
  • Sue R. Beers
    • 3
  1. 1.VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Lutheran Affiliated ServicesAging Research and Education CenterMarsUSA
  3. 3.School of MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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