Perspective and Rationale for Neuropsychological Assessment of Medical Disease
It is through the nervous system that animals interact with the environment. Unlike plant life, which reacts to the environment primarily through connective tissue, the nervous system evolved in animals to subserve information-processing functions and, through effector mechanisms, enables the organism to act on the environment. The capacity to receive, evaluate, store, and respond to information from the inner and external environments ultimately determines the adaptive potential of all higher organisms, particularly humans.
KeywordsAnorexia Nervosa Behavioral Medicine Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Medical Illness Neuropsychological Assessment
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