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'''[[Neuropsychological tests]]''' are specifically designed tasks used to measure a psychological function known to be linked to a particular [[brain]] structure or pathway. They usually involve the systematic administration of clearly defined procedures in a formal environment. Neuropsychological tests are typically administered to a single person working with an examiner in a quiet office environment, free from distractions. As such, in can be argued that neuropsychological tests at times offer an estimate of a person's peak level of cognitive performance. Neuropsychological tests are a core component of the process of conducting [[neuropsychological assessment]].
 
 
Most neuropsychological tests in current use are based on traditional psychometric theory. In this model, a person's raw score on a test is compared to a large general population normative sample, that should ideally be drawn from a comparable population to the person being examined. Normative studies frequently provide data stratified by age, level of education, and/or ethnicity, where such factors have been shown by research to affect performance on a particular test. This allows for a person's performance to be compared to a suitable control group, and thus provide a fair assessment of their current cognitive functioning.
 
 
 
 
==[[Neuropsychological test batteries]]==
 
Two popular test batteries are the [[Halstead-Reitan Test Battery]] and the [[Delis-Kaplan Test Battery]].
 
 
The following list includes tests from both, and other commonly-used tests. The Delis-Kaplan is a further development of the widely used Halstead-Reitan.
 
 
 
== List of neuropsychological tests ==
 
 
* [[California Verbal Learning Test]]
 
* [[Controlled word association task]] (COWAT or FAS)
 
* [[Continuous Performance Task]] (CPT)
 
* [[Iowa gambling task]]
 
* [[Lexical decision task]]
 
* [[Mini mental state examination]] (MMSE)
 
* [[Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test]] (PASAT)
 
* [[Pediatric Attention Disorders Diagnostic Screener]] (PADDS)
 
* [[Rey-Osterreith Complex Figure]]
 
* [[Stanford-Binet IQ test]]
 
* [[Stroop task]]
 
* [[Test of Variables of Attention]] (TOVA®)
 
* [[Tower of London Test]]
 
* [[Trail-Making Test]] (TMT or Trails A and Trails B)
 
* [[Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale]] (WAIS IQ test)
 
* [[Wechsler Memory Scale]] (WMS)
 
* [[Wisconsin card sort|Wisconsin card sorting task]] (WCST)
 
* [[Barnes Akathisia Scale]]
 
 
== See also ==
 
 
* [[Clinical neuropsychology]]
 
* [[Neurocognitive]]
 
* [[Neuroimaging]]
 
* [[Neuropsychology]]
 
* [[Psychological testing]]
 
 
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