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Cognitive reserve has been linked to apathy for the first time, according to a new article in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (Shapiro, Mahoney, Peyser, Zingman, & Verghase, 2014). Cognitive reserve refers to the brain’s ability to demonstrate resilien...
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Cognitive reserve has been linked to apathy for the first time, according to a new article in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (Shapiro, Mahoney, Peyser, Zingman, & Verghase, 2014). Cognitive reserve refers to the brain’s ability to demonstrate resilien...
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DSM-5 Neurocognitive Disorders and Implications for Forensic Evaluations
As you’re probably well-aware, the latest
edition of the DSM has been met with much criticism.   Concerns of over-diagnosis have been loudly
expressed by individuals such as Allen Frances, M.D.   Despite receiving less attention than some
other categories (...
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Toward a Modern Neuropsychology
Are neuropsychology’s current syndromes and assessment
measures out-dated?  Ardila (2013) argues
that this may be the case in his commentary in the journal Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology .  Ardila contends that some classic
neuropsychological syndrome...
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Computerized Neurocognitive Testing in Sport Concussion Management: What Are the Problems?
In a recent post, I gave a brief overview of the use of
computerized neurocognitive tests in the management of sports-related
concussions.  I mentioned that while
these tests are standard practice, they are far from perfect.  Now, I’ll expand on that statem...
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ImPACT: What It Is and Why We Use It
It's that time of the year again: concussion season.  The major sports with the highest incidence of head injuries are all in full swing, including football, hockey, and european soccer.  Many fans have heard sports news anchors saying a certain concussed a...
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Cognitive Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Recently, I developed an interest in mindfulness meditation.  This was due primarily to my mom, who took up the practice and now doesn't go a day without meditating (Hi mom!).  As a stressed-out graduate student, I decided to give it a shot as well.  In add...
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