What is a Neuropsychologist?
Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behavior, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other. It studies how the brain and nervous system affect how we function on a daily basis.
A neuropsychologist is a psychology professional with expertise in the behavior of relationships in the brain. "Clinical neuropsychologists use this knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of patients across the lifespan with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions, as well as other cognitive and learning disorders” (Advanced Psychological Assessment, P.C.).
Basically, a neuropsychologist uses psychology to rehabilitate, treat, or diagnose a patient with neurological disorders: “evaluate patients' neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional strengths and weaknesses and their relationship to normal and abnormal central nervous system functioning” (Advanced Psychological Assessment, P.C.).
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