C J Long
Localization of function What is the evidence for localization of function?
Connectionistic approach How does Geschwind's connectionistic approach explain cognitive functions?
Hierarchial systems approach How does Luria's hierarchical systems approach aid in understanding brain function.
Stability vs. Plasticity neuropsychological assessment assumes stability of function. If recovery of function involves plasticity (other areas taking over function) what does this do to our ability to locate dysfunction?
Recovery of function What is the difference between recovery of function and compensation? How do they explain recovery from traumatic brain injury?
Higher cortical functions Select a more specific function
Test battery vs. individualized assessment (empirical vs. theoretical). What are the advantages and disadvantages of a single test versus a battery of tests?
Test construction and/or selection How can tests be selected to measure brain dysfunction?
Left vs. Right Hemisphere Functions Can be more selective such as
Impairment index vs. Profile Analysis Average score versus the pattern of scores
Depression vs. Dementia
Ecological Validity of Neuropsychological Tests What can you predict with neuropsychological test results?
Fixed vs. Flexible batteries
Speed of Processing as a measure of cognitive functioning The use of reaction time to assess brain function.
Variability changes with neurological damage How does variability change with damage to the brain?
Criterion measures and neuropsychological research.
Evaluate strategies vs range of function
Reserve theory of cognitive recovery
Compensation strategies and their lack in an evaluation.
|Discrim. (2 different formulas for left vs right)||81.08%|
|Delayed Memory||No value in lateralizing but significant for dysfunction|