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).  Today, we cover the following topics:

  • Additional types of neuropsychological referral questions aside from memory loss
  • Different types of memory (i.e., declarative versus procedural memory)
  • How posttraumatic stress disorder impacts the brain and cognition
  • Differences between normal and abnormal forgetting in adults and older adults
  • Why some people process information more quickly than others
  • Differences between processing information and intelligence
  • Neuropsychology training models in graduate school
  • Neuropsychology and real-world functioning
  • Differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Why some people with memory problems can remember information from years earlier, but have trouble with recent events
  • How people can have memory problems in their daily lives, but still perform well on neuropsychological testing
  • How to handle the situation where someone has problems with thinking and memory and yet has no insight or awareness of those problems 
  • Whether or not it is possible for the brain to multitask

 

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  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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