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Neuroscience

Neuroscience deals with the biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially their relation to behavior and learning.


Conemaugh Physician Group - Neurosurgery
1111 Franklin Street, Suite 130
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 534-5724
Fax: (814) 534-1786
 

Conemaugh Physician Group - Neurology
1450 Scalp Avenue, Suite 2100
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: (814) 269-5211
Fax: (814) 269-5233

Conemaugh Physician Group - Neuropsychology
1111 Franklin Street, Suite 130
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 534-5724
Fax: (814) 534-1786

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Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology focuses on brain functioning and the relationship between the brain and behavior. Brain function is evaluated through objective testing of memory and thinking skills such as memory, thinking, motor, and sensory abilities through a series of brief tests. A neuropsychological exam is performed to clarify diagnosis and to provide necessary treatment recommendations. Results can identify patterns of disability that may require further medical management, or can be used to monitor progress after a brain injury or other neurological disorder.

Benefits of Neuropsychology

  • Patients who may benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation include, but are not limited to:
  • Brain injury patients with possible effects of concussion
  • Stroke patients
  • Neuropsychiatric disorder patients
  • Seizure disorder patients
  • Individuals suffering the effects of toxic chemicals or chronic substance abuse
  • Patients in whom dementia may be present
  • A neuropsychological evaluation can be particularly helpful in:
  • Determining or clarifying a diagnosis
  • Monitoring a patient's progress after a brain injury or another type of neurological disorder
  • Determining recommendations for follow-up diagnostic assessment, necessary treatment, or rehabilitation

Diagnosis

The evaluation is a non-invasive procedure. There is no pain and no needles. The evaluation typically takes several hours to complete and is tailored to each individual. Sometimes due to the length of the evaluation, it may be scheduled in a series of appointments. Most evaluation tasks are done while the patient sits at a table.