Neuropsychology is the field of psychology that studies the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors. It aims to understand how behavior and cognition are influenced by brain functioning and is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and cognitive effects of neurological disorders. In general it shares the concept and concerns with neuropsychiatry and with behavioral neurology.
It is scientific in its approach and shares an information processing view of the mind with cognitive psychology and cognitive science.
It is an open access journal devoted primarily to the scientific study of perception, language processing, attention, memory, and cognition. The journal's broad focus encompasses the behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences.
Manuscripts that mitigate social stigma, and offers emotional support to the patients undergoing psychological stress and strain are solicited. . The Journal is using double-blind peer-review for the manuscript processing. Each article undergoes this peer review process under the aegis of an assigned Editor. To be acceptable for publication, an article should be positively considered by two individual reviewers followed by the Editor’s consent.
Contributions reflect the interest of all areas of Neuropsychology including but not limited to:
Development of cognitive processes: Some cognitive processes are those involved in cognition, the acquisition, processing and use of knowledge and information
Injuries to specific areas of the brain can manifest into specific behavioral disorders. Some of behavioral disorders includes:
Anxiety disorders: Anxiety is a normal emotion, and all people feel anxiety at some point in their lives. However, for some people, anxiety may get to a point where it interferes with their daily lives, causing insomnia and negatively affecting performance at work or school. They are serious mental health conditions that require treatment. Examples includes:
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder
• Generalized anxiety disorder
• Panic disorder
Disruptive behavioral disorders:
1. Dissociative disorders
2 Emotional disorders
3. Pervasive developmental disorders
Adult neuropsychology is a sub-specialty of neuropsychology and focuses on the connection between adult behavior and brain function
Pediatric neuropsychology a sub-speciality within the field of clinical neuropsychology that studies the relationship between brain health and behavior in children.
Developmental neuropsychology: is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence, adult development, aging, and the entire lifespan. Developmental psychologists aim to explain how thinking, feeling and behavior change throughout life.
Behavioral neurology: Behavioral neurology is that speciality of one, which deals with the study of neurological basis of behavior, memory, and cognition, and their impact of damage and disease and treatment.
Experimental neuropsychology: Experimental neuropsychology involves the qualitative analyses of the behavioral and cognitive consequences of brain damage, dysfunction, and deficits. Through carefully controlled experiments based on the scientific method, experimental neuropsychologists test existing theories or new hypotheses concerning the perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, and behavioral changes as a result of brain or nervous system impairment.
Clinical Neuropsychology: The field of clinical neuropsychology is dedicated to understanding brain-behavior relationships, or the way brain function influences our ability to think, feel, and behave in everyday life. In clinical settings, neuropsychologists work with individuals across the lifespan with known or suspected brain-based disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes that focuses on the way people process information such as attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking.
Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines of psychological study, including educational psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and economics.
The main focus of cognitive psychologists is on the mental processes that affect behavior. Those processes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Cognitive Psychology and Mental Health:
In addition to adding to understanding of how the human mind works, the field of cognitive psychology has also had an impact on approaches to mental health. Research in this area by cognitive psychologists, new approaches to treatment were developed to help treat depression, anxiety, phobias, and other psychological disorders.
Cognitive behavior therapy and rational emotive behavior therapy are two methods in which clients and therapists focus on the underlying cognitions that contribute to psychological distress. Using these methods, therapists can help clients identify irrational beliefs and other cognitive distortions that are in conflict with reality and then aid them in replacing such thoughts with more realistic, healthy beliefs.
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Disruptive behavioral disorders
Pervasive developmental disorders