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Clinical Neuropsychology

Expertise group

Chair: Prof. dr. K.A. (Karel) Brookhuis

The focus of the expertise group Clinical Neuropsychology is on increasing the understanding of the associations between neuropsychological limitations and underlying brain dysfunctions and to contribute to the theory and evidence base of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.

We study attention, fitness to drive, visual perception, emotion and executive functions 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 very applied in nature.

Our 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 are developed for special needs and abilities. The close collaboration with the medical, biological and educational disciplines provides unique possibilities for interdisciplinary research.

The expertisegroup strongly emphasizes the integration of fundamental and applied research, related to daily life activities and quality of life.

Last modified:02 May 2019 3.56 p.m.