Neurosurgical Neuropsychology

Neurosurgical Neuropsychology

The Practical Application of Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Practice

1st Edition - November 15, 2018

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  • Editors: Caleb Pearson, Eric Ecklund Johnson, Shawn Gale
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128099629
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128099612

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Neurosurgical Neuropsychology: The Practical Application of Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Practice comprehensively explains the use of neuropsychology in neurosurgical settings. The book covers various preoperative techniques that may benefit neurosurgeons, such as functional neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, MEG) for presurgical cognitive mapping, as well as more traditional methods to predict outcomes after surgery, including neurocognitive testing and the Wada procedure. The book's editors discuss why neuropsychologists add considerable value to the neurosurgical team. A wide range of patient populations are covered, ranging from Deep Brain Stimulation candidates for Parkinson’s disease, to adult and pediatric epilepsy candidates and neuro-oncology cases. This book is ideal for neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuro-oncologists, epileptologists, general neurologists, and others who want to know more about the use of neuropsychology as a tool in the presurgical and postoperative phases of neurosurgery.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively explains the use of neuropsychology in neurosurgical settings
  • Written for researchers and clinical practitioners, focusing on neurosurgery, neuropsychology, clinical neuroscience and neurology
  • Discusses various techniques that may be of benefit to neurosurgeons, including presurgical and postoperative choices like functional neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, MEG) for presurgical cognitive mapping, neurocognitive testing, and the Wada procedure


Researchers and clinical practitioners in clinical neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, and neuropsychology

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    1. The historical role of neuropsychology in neurosurgery
    2. Foundations of contemporary neuropsychology
    3. Components and Methods of Evaluating Reliable Change in Cognitive Function
    4. A primer on neuropsychology for the neurosurgeon

    5. Functional Neuroimaging in the Presurgical Work-up
    6. Wada Testing and neurosurgical patients
    7. Awake craniotomy and bedside cognitive mapping in neurosurgery

    8. Neuropsychology in adult epilepsy surgery
    9. Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Management of Primary Brain Tumors
    10. The Role of the Neuropsychologist in Deep Brain Stimulation
    11. Future directions in deep brain stimulation
    12. Neuropsychology in the outcome of severe traumatic brain injury

    Treatment and Management
    13. Neuropsychological rehabilitation
    14. Assessment of functional status after neurosurgical intervention

Product details

  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 15, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128099629
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128099612

About the Editors

Caleb Pearson

Dr. Pearson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, as well as a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist at The University of Kansas Hospital. His clinical and research interests have focused primarily on the presurgical evaluation of patient's with epilepsy and brain tumors, cognitive outcomes following functional neurosurgery, the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor tractography in presurgical planning, and the identification of risk factors related to cognitive decline following neurosurgical interventions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Kansas Health System, United States

Eric Ecklund Johnson

Dr. Ecklund-Johnson is a clinical neuropsychologist in the neuropsychology department at the University of Kansas Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor in the KUMC departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and his clinical and research work has focused on cognitive assessment of surgical and non-surgical patients with known or suspected neurological problems including Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders, brain tumors, memory disorders, and traumatic brain injury, among other conditions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS, United States

Shawn Gale

Dr. Gale is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University. His research interests are largely centered in the field of neuropsychology, which is the study of brain-behavior relationships. He utilizes both clinical and research techniques to investigate outcomes following traumatic brain injury and epilepsy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

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