Further clarification is provided in a second study, published in the January issue of Neuropsychology
, that showed that deep-brain stimulation, compared with medication, caused a consistently large deficit in the recognition of fear and sadness - two key facial expressions that, when understood, aid survival.
Among the topics are the neuropsychology
of belief formation, a multiple systems approach to causal reasoning, interpersonal trust as a dynamic belief, the neural structure of political belief, and the neural basis of abnormal personal belief.
Once qualified you could go on to specialise in clinical neuropsychology
, which would involve completing a further two years'' supervised practise plus an accredited course in neuropsychology
In the 30 chapters, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, and academics from the US cover professional issues, including competency, standards, certification requirements, legal and ethical issues, and working with culturally diverse populations; practice issues such as assessing for cognitive processes, the influence of neuroscience, how neuropsychology
fits with the response-to-intervention model, collaboration with parents, educators, and others, and the roles and responsibilities of the school neuropsychologist; and clinical applications with children with ADD/ADHD, autism, Asperger's Syndrome, developmental delays, hearing or visual impairments, learning disorders or sensory-motor impairments, and chronic illnesses like traumatic brain injury.
The findings also concur with clinical reports documenting interpersonal difficulties in this population "Since "reading facial expressions" is an important part of social interaction, alcoholics as well as other previously addicted groups, may be suffering from brain abnormalities in parts of the brain that control emotional perception and memory," said author Marlene Oscar Berman, PhD, a professor of neurology (Neuropsychology
) and psychiatry and Director of BUSM's Laboratory of Neuropsychology
The findings, published in the March issue of the journal Neuropsychology
, suggest that cognitive tests might be used to identify seniors at risk of falling, and that a specific form of rehabilitation focusing on cognitive function might help the elderly avoid falls.
Miller, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
of Aging Program, National Institute on Aging, Gateway Building, Suite 350, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892-9205, USA, 301-496-9350, fax: 301-496-1494, e-mail: Millerm@nia.
Evidence for the model is taken from several related fields of study, especially neurolinguistics, neuropsychology
, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology.
The evolving role of neuropsychology
in community integration.
John Piacentini, director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program at UCLA's Neuropsychology
Institute, has mixed feelings about introducing professional coaches to youth athletics.
It is true, of course, that there is far more interest in cognitive neuropsychology
in the UK and Europe generally than there is in the United States, and the relatively small numbers of non-American authors help to explain this lacuna.
Special software programs have been created for assessing visual demands in the work environment, neuropsychology
, motor skill performances, work personality, muscle fatigue, muscle strength, and available motion.
With an emphasis on a scientific approach which includes analysing quantitative data, neuropsychology
follows an information processing approach to brain activity using standard assessments to evaluate various mental functions.
This textbook on neuropsychology
covers disorders of perception and attention, executive dysfunction, disorders of memory and cerebral asymmetry, language disorders, and emotional and social dysfunction.
College of Medicine), along with forty-nine contributors, have compiled a book meant to serve as a primary resource or general reference for professionals, such as health care providers and researchers; students in neuropsychology
, psychology, neurology, sports medicine, rehabilitation, primary care, emergency medicine, and the basic neurosciences; and school nurses, school psychologists, special educators, athletic trainers, and coaches.