The role of the neuropsychologist

David de Noreña, Marcos Ríos-Lago

Abstract


Neuropsicology is the scientific discipline that studies the ties between the cognitive processes, emotions and their substrate in the central nervous system. The high prevalence of the neurological disorders (i.e. acquired brain damage, dementias, developmental impairments, etc.) does that the presence of the neuropsychologists in different welfare resources has been increased in the last few years. Among its main functions they are the one to evaluate patients and to design and to carry out programs of neuropsicological rehabilitation. Moreover, the neuropsychologist as a researcher receives a great importance, specially in a multidisciplinary context. In the present work some of these functions are reviewed.


Keywords


Neuropsychology; research; clinical assessment; rehabilitation



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.4.3.469

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