Basic of Neuropsychological Assessment: Its historical development and key points to be a good neuropsychologist
The normal aging process is associated with declines in certain cognitive abilities, such as processing speed, memory, language, visuospatial, and executive function abilities. On the other hand; dementia is a progressive syndrome in which there is deterioration in cognitive function (ie the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Studies showed, the neuropathological investigations of healthy aging people above 60 with normal neuroimaging records have been found to have neocortical plaques and limbic neurofibrillary tangles which are the major biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease Dementia. Recent evidence also suggests that neural networks may have an early biomarker value in detecting pathological aging. As a result, neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging tools together become an indivisible part of behavioral neurology, providing useful information for differential diagnosis. Therefore, an in-depth understanding of the historical roots of modern neuropsychology combined with the recent neuroimaging findings which emphasize the role of functional connectivity of the brain will be the main target of my talk.
Üyesi Merve Çebi
Merve Çebi was born in 1986 in Istanbul. After graduating from Üsküdar Anatolian High School, she graduated from Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology in 2009 . During her studies, she worked as a volunteer trainee at the Behavioral and Movement Disorders Department of the Department of Neurology, Istanbul University, Capa Medical School, and gained information on neuropsychological evaluation. Merve Çebi completed her postgraduate program in Neuroscience at Istanbul University Experimental Medical Research Institute in 2012 and worked as an intern at Maastricht University Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience during her graduate studies. In 2018, Istanbul University Institute of Health Sciences Advanced Neurological Sciences PhD programreceived the title of doctor.
Department of Psychology