Probing the Mind: Testing the breaking point of neuropsychological assessments

Medicine and psychology intersect more than you would expect. In particular, tests developed based on psychological concepts are used frequently in clinical evaluations to assess different aspects of a patient’s cognitive abilities. However, there are important limitations to these tests that become evident in cases of severe disease. Research has moved towards using neurophysiological methods to augment behavioral assessments as a way to overcome these limitations.

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