Journal Article

Assessing Dysfunction Using Refined Cognitive Methods

John Jonides and Derek Evan Nee

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 31, issue 4, pages 823-829
Published in print January 2005 | ISSN: 0586-7614
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbi053
Assessing Dysfunction Using Refined Cognitive Methods

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Instruments currently being used to assess cognitive dysfunction do not grant us the granularity to pinpoint the specific cognitive impairments associated with various disorders. With the advent of sophisticated neuroimaging methods and lesion data, we are in a better position to understand the component processes of the various psychological functions. Here we describe 2 such functions and elucidate how the same refined cognitive methods that are being used to understand the processes underlying these functions can be applied to exploring dysfunctions associated with various psychological disorders.

Keywords: cognitive dysfunction; executive function; frontal lobes

Journal Article.  3628 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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