The Clinical Neuropsychology specialization has three main aims:
- Increasing the practical and theoretical understanding of the associations between cognitive limitations, underlying brain dysfunctions and functioning in daily life.
- Increasing knowledge on neurological and psychiatric disorders in which cognitive functioning is impaired.
- Teaching how neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation are applied in clinical practice.
The Clinical Neuropsychology specialization is organized by the Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology expertise group, that strongly emphasizes the integration of fundamental and applied research, related to improving daily life activities and quality of life of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The group studies attention, emotion/social cognition and executive functions, fitness to drive, visual perception in clinical groups, taking into account how the different (dys)functions interact in patients. Particular emphasis is placed on the consequences of cognitive dysfunctions on the patients’ functioning in daily life. By this, the group’s research is typically applied in nature.
The research approach can best be described as multi-method: advanced experimental cognitive techniques and up-to-date neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation methods are complemented by psychophysiological and brain imaging techniques. Rehabilitation methods and other psychosocial interventions are developed for special needs and abilities. The close collaboration with the medical, biological and educational disciplines provides unique possibilities for interdisciplinary research.
The Research Master with specialization Clinical Neuropsychology is part of the theme Mental Health: perspectives from Neuro- and Clinical Psychology within a multidisciplinary program.
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