Neuropsychologists and Brain Health

Fadi Tayim, PhD, Division Chief of Neuropsychology at the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, answers frequently asked questions about the many ways neuropsychologists can assess brain function and health.

What does a neuropsychologist do?

Dr. Fadi Tayim describes the role of a neuropsychologist. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What does a neuropsychologist do?

A neuropsychologist is the type of doctor who specializes in brain functions; things like memory, attention, concentration, spatial skills, anything that your brain can do presumably a neuropsychologist can measure. They do that with specific tests that are kind of designed to be interactive. Sometimes they're puzzles, sometimes they're paper and pencil tests, other times they're more fine motor, refined skills. Anything that the brain can do reliably, we can measure.

   

A neuropsychologist is a doctor who specializes in brain function, which includes things like memory, attention, concentration and spatial skills. Anything that your brain can do, presumably a neuropsychologist can measure it. We do that with specific tests that are designed to be interactive. Sometimes they're puzzles, sometimes they're paper and pencil tests, other times they're more fine motor, refined skills. Anything that the brain can do reliably, we can measure.

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Source: Fadi Tayim, PhD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; American Psychological Association; American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology