14| Neuropsychology for Non-Neuropsychologists (Part 2)

In this episode, we answer questions from a person outside the field.  If you haven’t already listened to Part 1, then we recommend you listen to that first (click here for a link to Episode 2).

A pdf of the transcript for this episode is available here.

Topics Covered

  • Additional types of neuropsychological referral questions aside from memory loss (3:28)
  • Different types of memory (i.e., declarative versus procedural memory) (6:42)
  • How posttraumatic stress disorder impacts the brain and cognition (8:33)
  • Differences between normal and abnormal forgetting in adults and older adults (15:49)
  • Why some people process information more quickly than others (19:53)
  • Differences between processing information and intelligence (26:30)
  • Neuropsychology training models in graduate school (31:25)
  • Neuropsychology and real-world functioning (35:06)
  • Differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (36:16)
  • Why some people with memory problems can remember information from years earlier, but have trouble with recent events (43:55)
  • How people can have memory problems in their daily lives, but still perform well on neuropsychological testing (54:45)
  • How to handle the situation where someone has problems with thinking and memory and yet has no insight or awareness of those problems (1:00:12)
  • Whether or not it is possible for the brain to multitask (1:09:01)

One Comment

  1. I really enjoyed this episode and love the podcast in general! I liked all the tips for answering patient’s questions and addressing common misconceptions (or family member’s questions around the dinner table haha).

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