Memory assessment in neuropsychology

theoretical considerations and practical utility.

D. W. Loring, Andrew Papanicolaou

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Abstract

Memory assessment is one of the principal objectives of neuropsychological evaluation. Yet, careful examination reveals very clear shortcomings in the memory tests employed by neuropsychologists. Specifically, most procedures are selected on the basis of their ability to detect structural brain pathology rather than their ability to assess memory performance per se or the constituent operations that underlie it. This paper addresses the shortcomings in the structure of several representative memory tests in neuropsychology, how some of these limitations have been overcome with newer scales, and presents practical and theoretical considerations for the development of new clinical memory measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-358
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology : official journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Neuropsychology
Aptitude
Pathology
Brain

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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