Psy 295 Lectuer 1 jan 3 2012
-watches the lookout- youtube
--> protagonist got into a car accident... lead to frontal lobe damage
--> consenquences from the accidents: affected short term memory, inability to control
emotions, affected motor skills
--> His problems are compromised by making time schedules on a note pad, carrying an extra
car key incase of leaving the key in the car
'How it started
-what is neuropsychology?
- It is the understanding o brain behaviour relationsihps and apply the info to clinical practices
- It is able to understand it through interpretating various tests
-Localization of function was first noted in the 17th century.
- Localiztion is--- one specific part of the brain is responsible for a specific function
-True birth of neuropsychology happened in 19th century
-Carl Wernicke: the father of neuropsychology
-THere was no real way of separating different types of psychology.
-but in 19th century, psychology basis and neuropsychology began its separation in 19th. Types
-Behavioural neurology: behaviours affected -- brain dmage in x cause y function deficits
-Neuropsychatry : focuses on the psychatry, manifestation of neruological diseases
-neuropsychology : pin point the problem
The early days
-had general sense of what a normal behaviour would be in a given test
-Anything below the 'norm' was considered pathological: problem is that different person addressing
the problem will prescrib you a different pathological.
-ex. You have cancer , while another person may tell you that you have epilepsy.
-To solve this problem: clinics began using quantitative procedures --> a more standarized test (not
completely there yet!)
-this allowed to diagnose "organicity" based on pathognomonic reponsed to the testhi
->> STILL PROBLEM : these were local and not standarized. ex. Person in mississauga and
toronto will have different opinion.
START OF CHANGE
-bega with develpment of standford -binet test of psychometric intelligence
-this was standarzed and was tested to be useful..
-this set the stage for psychoetric test battery approach in neuropysholocgy
-ex. WIll conduct various test such as in memory, motor, verbal, spacial skills...etc.
-this allowed for people's strength and weaknesses
-this battery test was shown to be more superior due to the higher accuracy and provided more data.
Allowd individual to give higher score globally. -allowed a norm to be placed meaning prescription from different pla