Neuropsychology is most simply defined as the study of brain-behavior relationships and provides the perfect intersection of neuroscience and psychology. Over the past century, neuropsychology has emerged as an important sub-discipline of psychology for the purposes of identifying organic brain syndromes and informing rehabilitation and treatment planning. Previously used as a primary method of localizing brain function, the field has grown in conjunction with advances in neuro-imaging, pathology, and neuroscience. The purpose of this course will be to provide a foundational understanding of human neuropsychology, including the most commonly studied neurobehavioral relationships and conditions. Students will have the opportunity to review neuropsychological test data, relate patterns in data to brain structure and function, and estimate recovery and rehabilitation patterns.
Satisfies a major requirement in Psychology.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Neuroscience.