Neuropsychology . Prepared by: Cicilia Evi GradDiplSc ., M. Psi. The Development . “Psychology has a long past but a short history” ( Ebbinghaus ) The same thing can be said for Neuropsychology . Historical Roots - Egyptians .
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The first recorded evidence on brain – behavior relationship: The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus (2000 B.C.) was misleading
Hippocrates (400 BC) had his brain hypothesis brain was responsible for the intellect, senses, knowledge, emotions and even mental illness (Adams, 1932)
Nemesius (4th century) ventricular hypothesis assigning different psychological processes to locations within different ventricles
Statistical analyses used to quantify the probability that a group with a particular lesion is performing at a lower level than a control group on a particular task help us to understand cerebral organization of psychological processes