Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Cognitive Correctors

  • Rick ParenteEmail author
  • Maria St. Pierre
  • Grace-Anna Chaney
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1083


Behavioral memory aids; Behavioral prosthetics; Cognitive archives; Cognitive assessors; Cognitive monitors; Cognitive orthotics; Cognitive robots; Cognitive trainers; External aids; Prosthetic devices


A device, external to the mind that enhances or replaces a memory or cognitive function.

Current Knowledge

According to Kim et al. ( 2015), there are two types of cognitive interventions: single domain and multi-domain. Single-domain cognitive correctors solve a specific problem. For example, a brain injury survivor may carry a sticky notepad to write down important information. Multi-domain cognitive correctors provide a wider variety of functions. For example, the same survivor may use a “smartphone” with a variety of features that support a large number of cognitive functions. Parente and Herrmann ( 2010) have summarized the variety of cognitive correctors in Table 1.
Cognitive Correctors, Table 1

Kinds of cognitive correctors

Behavioral prosthetics– behaviors that...

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Further Readings

  1. Kim, G. H., Jeon, S., Im, K., Kwon, H., Lee, B. H., Kim, G. Y., ... Na, D. L. (2015). Structural brain changes after traditional and robot-assisted multi-domain cognitive training in community-dwelling healthy elderly. PLoS One, 10(4), e0123251.PubMedPubMedCentralCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Parente, R., & Herrmann, D. (2010). Retraining cognition: Techniques and applications (pp. 283–303, Chap. 24). Austin: ProEd Publishers.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Parente
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria St. Pierre
    • 1
  • Grace-Anna Chaney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTowson UniversityTowsonUSA