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 is the difference between a cognitive neuropsychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist?

Dr. Fadi Tayim explains how a cognitive neuropsychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist differ. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What is the difference between a cognitive neuropsychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist?

The difference between a cognitive and a clinical neuropsychologist is that a cognitive specialist works mainly with brain functions in more of an academic setting, whereas a clinical neuropsychologist focuses primarily on cognitive functions as it pertains to medical conditions like epilepsy, cancer and traumatic brain injury.

 

A cognitive specialist works mainly with brain functions, studying them in an academic setting. A clinical neuropsychologist focuses primarily on cognitive functions as they pertain to medical conditions like epilepsy, cancer and traumatic brain injury.

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