Also known as: neuropsychological testing, neuropsychological evaluation.
What is a neuropsychological test?
A neuropsychological test is a medical exam to evaluate the function of the brain. It’s often used for assessing the brain and behavior after an injury or as the result of a central nervous system disease.
What happens during the procedure?
Neuropsychological tests come in many forms and are used to evaluate different brain functions such as intelligence, memory, language, perception, emotion, moods, personalities and other aspects of brain function. Most neuropsychological tests are traditional paper and pencil or computer-guided tests with fixed answers. The results can be compared to the results of individuals without neuropsychological problems in order to determine where potential problems may exist.
Is any special preparation needed?
No special preparation is needed for the tests, but it may take a few sessions and several hours in order to complete a full set of neuropsychological tests.
What are the risk factors?
There are no risk factors related to neuropsychological tests.
Reviewed by: Yadira L Martinez-Fernandez, MD
This page was last updated on: October 21, 2020 09:42 AM
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