The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology

ISBN : 9780190234737

Robert L. Kane; Thomas D. Parsons
520 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Neuropsychology as a field has been slow to embrace and exploit the potential offered by technology to either make the assessment process more efficient or to develop new capabilities that augment the assessment of cognition. The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology details current efforts to use technology to enhance cognitive assessment with an emphasis on developing expanded capabilities for clinical assessment. The first sections of the book provide an overview of current approaches to computerized assessment along with newer technologies to assess behavior. The next series of chapters explores the use of novel technologies and approaches in cognitive assessment as they relate to developments in telemedicine, mobile health, and remote monitoring including developing smart environments. While still largely office-based, health care is increasingly moving out of the office with an increased emphasis on connecting patients with providers, and providers with other providers, remotely. Chapters also address the use of technology to enhance cognitive rehabilitation by implementing conceptually-based games to teach cognitive strategies and virtual environments to measure outcomes. Next, the chapters explore the use of virtual reality and scenario-based assessment to capture critical aspects of performance not assessed by traditional means and the implementation of neurobiological metrics to enhance patient assessment. Chapters also address the use of imaging to better define cognitive skills and assessment methods along with the integration of cognitive assessment with imaging to define the functioning of brain networks. The final section of the book discusses the ethical and methodological considerations needed for adopting advanced technologies for neuropsychological assessment. Authored by numerous leading figures in the field of neuropsychology, this volume emphasizes the critical role that virtual environments, neuroimaging, and data analytics will play as clinical neuropsychology moves forward in the future.


I Introduction
1. Introduction to Neuropsychology and Technology
Robert L. Kane and Thomas D. Parsons
II Beyond Paper-and-Pencil Assessment
2. Computer-based Assessment: Current Status and Next Steps
Philip Schatz
3. Technologies for Functionally Relevant Neuropsychological Assessment
Maria T. Schultheis & Matthew Doiron
4. On the Use of Virtual Reality as an Outcome Measure in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Diana Jovanovski & Konstantine K. Zakzanis
5. Teleneuropsychology
Robert L. Kane & C. Munro Cullum
III Domain and Scenario-based Assessment
6. Advances in Neuropsychological Assessment of Attention: from initial computerized CPTs to AULA virtual reality norm validated test
Unai Diaz-Orueta
7. Virtual Environment Grocery Store
Thomas D. Parsons, Timothy McMahan, Patrick Melugin, and Michael Barnett
8. Virtual Reality Applications for Neuropsychological Assessment in the Military: Historical Antecedents, Current Developments, and Future Directions
Joe Edwards and Thomas D. Parsons
9. Virtual Reality for Assessment of Episodic Memory in Normal and Pathological Aging
Gaen Plancher and Pascale Piolino
10. A Review of Factors Affecting Aging Services Technology Use in the Aging Population
Joyce W. Tam and Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
11. Using Smart Environment Technologies to Monitor and Assess Everyday Functioning and Deliver Real-time Intervention
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Diane J. Cook, Alyssa Weakley, and Prafulla Dawadi
IV Integrating Cognitive Assessment with Biological Metrics
12. Technological Innovations to Enhance Neuro-cognitive Rehabilitation
Anthony J.-W. Chen, Fred Loya, & Deborah Binder
13. Incorporating Neuroimaging With Cognitive Assessment
Erin D. Bigler
14. Multimodal Biomarkers to Discriminate Cognitive State
Thomas F. Quatieri, James R. Williamson, Christopher J. Smalt, Joey Perricone, Tejash Patel, Laura Brattain, Brian Helfer, Daryush Mehta, Jeffrey Palmer, Kristin Heaton, Marianna Eddy, & Joseph Moran
15. Integrating Technologies in the Study of Attentional Networks
Michael I. Posner
V Conclusion
16. Advanced Technology and Assessment: Ethical and Methodological Considerations
Shane S. Bush and Philip Schatz
17. Computational Neuropsychology: Current and future prospects for interfacing neuropsychology and technology
Thomas D. Parsons and Robert L. Kane


Robert L. Kane, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a clinical neuropsychologist at Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax, LLC.; Thomas D. Parsons, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director, Computational Neuropsychology and Simulation (CNS) Lab, Department of Psychology, University of North Texas.