neuropsychology


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neu·ro·psy·chol·o·gy

 (no͝or′ō-sī-kŏl′ə-jē, nyo͝or′-)
n.
The branch of psychology that deals with the relationship between the nervous system and mental functions such as language, memory, and emotion.

neu′ro·psy′cho·log′i·cal (-sī′kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
neu′ro·psy·chol′o·gist n.

neuropsychology

(ˌnjʊərəʊsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Psychology) the study of the effects of brain damage on behaviour and the mind
ˌneuropsyˈchologist n
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Noun1.neuropsychology - the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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neuropsychology

[ˈnjʊərəʊsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] Nneuropsicología f
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They address theoretical perspectives on the relationship between perception of facial identity and expression, how expressions are perceptually represented, and multimodal contributions to interpreting other people's emotions; experimental approaches; studies in neuropsychology related to selective impairments that affect the recognition of fear and disgust and generalized impairment affecting identification of all basic emotions; functional brain imaging techniques; and applications to social anxiety and phobia and paraprosopia.
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A study of 1,616 adults ages 18 to 80 suggests that over time cognitive abilities in five key areas--vocabulary, perceptual speed, reasoning, spatial visualization, and episodic memory--tend to grow among younger adults and decline among older adults, but the changes are not as great as previous research has suggested, according to a report published in the July 2010 issue of Neuropsychology.
A subset of clinical neuropsychology, forensic neuropsychology is concerned with the legal system's need for assessment of cognitive abilities damage; as such, the field, which is young, has evolved its own conceptual basis, professional methods, and avenues of inquiry.
In the March issue of Neuropsychology, Heather Gray and Linda Tickle-Degnen found that people with Parkinson's disease, compared with matched controls, often have difficulty discerning how others are feeling.
Mauro Mancia (Professor Emeritus of Neuropsychology, University of Milan, Italy) presents Feeling the Words: Neuropsychoanalytic Understanding of Memory and the Unconscious, an extensive review, discussion, and history of psychoanalytical concepts.
Focusing on both civil and criminal matters, editorial includes articles on such topics as: forensic issues regarding age and education; using simulated groups; detecting memory malingering in mild head injury litigants; diagnosing cognitive malingering in patients with work-related pain; collaboration in criminal cases; constitutional and judicial foundations; and, the potential for the application of neuropsychology to juvenile adjudicative competence.
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Wise, Program Director, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program, NIA, 7201 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 350 MSC 9205, Bethesda, MD 20892-9205 USA, 301-496-9350, fax: 301-496-1494, email: wiseb@nia.
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As a science, neuropsychology has come into prominence only within the past one or two decades, while knowledge of the neuropsychological principles of vocational rehabilitation have developed even more recently.
covers recent theoretical and clinical developments, with expanded sections on neuropsychology and neuroimaging