The Aphasia Screening Test and the Minimental State Examination

  • Frederick Sierles


It is crucial for physicians to identify and localize brain dysfunction. The standard neurological examination, while relatively easy to perform, and necessary as well, emphasizes motor and sensory functions and deemphasizes cognitive functions. This limits the sites in the brain that can be tested, and misses several secondary and tertiary cortical areas.


Brain Dysfunction Global Orientation Frontal Lobe Function Frontal Lobe Dysfunction Serial Subtraction 
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