Neuropsychology

People with Korsakoff's syndrome (KS) - a form of dementia caused by a severe deficiency of of thiamine (vitamin B1) - are still able to acquire spatial information.
Depression has been named as the most widespread non-motor symptom of people with Parkinson's disease.
When an accomplished creative writer gets on with their craft, their brain operates in a somewhat different way to a novice's.
The Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology takes place at the Holiday Inn London Regent's Park Hotel on 28 November 2014. Its title is ‘The added value of clinical neuropsychology’.
John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work identifying the brain's "GPS system" - the internal maps that allow us to understand our position in space.
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and Parkinson's disease (PD) have overlapping symptoms but remain difficult to distinguish. However, a new paper in the Journal of Neuropsychology suggests that people with PSP experience more severe and extensive cognitive impairments than those with PD early on.
The European Federation of Psychologists' Association (EFPA) has commended three experts after they secured a prestigious accolade for their research.
Humans have two different types of brain, which can influence who possesses certain traits and qualities, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society will tell an edition of Horizon to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm this evening.
A key finding from neuroscience research over the last few decades is that non-conscious preparatory brain activity appears to precede the subjective feeling of making a decision.
For many years, the hormone oxytocin was caricatured as the source of all human goodness - trust, altruism, love, and morality.
Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments says an article in Nature magazine.
The Added Value of Clinical NeuropsychologyWe are delighted to welcome internationally recognised experts in neuropsychology to our third BPS Division of Neuropsychology (DoN) Annual Conference.
The 54-year-old epilepsy patient - her name remains concealed to protect her privacy - was lying on the operating table while surgeons explored inside her brain with electrodes. They were looking for the source of her epileptic seizures.
A new study has linked exposure to violence on television with less mature brain development and poorer executive functioning in young men.
The Division of Neuropsychology Scotland is hosting a research/CPD event on the Thursday 2 October 2014 with key topics being neurological disorders.  As part of this event we are also holding a poster presentation on research or audit w
Children and adults who learn musical instruments could enjoy improved cognitive function, a new study has suggested.
Some memories we aim to remember, others just show up. One proposal is that uninvited memories, such as those that intrude in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are encoded and stored in a distinct memory system.
Depression is a growing public health concern, affecting 1 in 9 people at some point in their lives, and with a third of sufferers experiencing little or no benefit from medication. Faced with this crisis, scientists have looked for alternati
The Fourth UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium, ‘Atypical Developmental Pathways’, will take place at the Institute for Child Health in London this week (19-23 May).
A study into brain patterns suggests musical training can alter the way we think.
"When children display problems in one area, it might be more important to, as early as possible, set up a strategy for helping with all related symptoms rather than trying to help only with a specific diagnosis (which often will change over time)
Professor Trevor Robbins CBE from the University of Cambridge is to receive his Brain Prize at a ceremony in Copenhagen today, Thursday 1 May. The prize recognises highly original and influential advances in any area of neuroscience.
The British Psychological Society is holding a reception at the Scottish Parliament this evening (29 April 2014) to raise awareness of the increased risk of reoffending behaviour following injury to the head and brain.
Our use of laughter and swearing as forms of emotional expression are two of the topics featured in a new BPS series of audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
New research suggests that children with Tourette's syndrome (TS) could be unconsciously training their brain to minimise the tics they display.
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