Here are some answers to commonly-asked questions about neuropsychological assessment:
Neuropsychology is a branch of psychology that studies the relationships between the brain and behaviour. When we say behaviour we don’t mean only what people do, but also how they sense (that is, see, hear, smell, taste and feel) the world around them, how they attend to what they sense, learn and remember information, solve problems, understand and create language and so on.
These, taken together, are referred to as “cognitive functions.” The term behaviour also includes how the individual generates feelings or emotions, expresses those emotions, recognizes emotions in others and so on.
In short, neuropsychology is interested in how the brain makes us “who we are” and how who we are influences the brain’s functioning.