Cognitive Neuropsychology and Assessment

  • Janice Kay
  • Sue Franklin
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


Cognitive neuropsychology is a relatively new discipline founded on the assumption that the study of acquired disorders of cognition can inform our understanding of cognitive processing. One of its principal objectives is to learn about what Coltheart (1985) has termed the functional architecture of cognitive systems—that is, the kinds of knowledge and processes involved in skills such as recognizing a neighbor in the street, putting a name to that face, speaking conversationally with a friend, writing a letter, remembering telephone numbers, and remembering what happened last week.


Word Reading Picture Naming Oral Reading Word Production Semantic Error 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice Kay
    • 1
  • Sue Franklin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ExeterExeterEngland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of YorkYorkEngland

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