- A specialty of psychology concerned with the study of the relationships between the brain and behavior, including the use of psychological tests and assessment techniques to diagnose specific cognitive and behavioral deficits and to prescribe rehabilitation strategies for their remediation.
* * *neu·ro·psy·chol·o·gy -sī-'käl-ə-jē n, pl -gies a science concerned with the integration of psychological observations on behavior and the mind with neurological observations on the brain and nervous systemneu·ro·psy·cho·log·i·cal -.sī-kə-'läj-i-kəl adjneu·ro·psy·cho·log·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *neu·ro·psy·chol·o·gy (noor″o-si-kolґə-je) [neuro- + psychology] a discipline combining neurology and psychology to study the relationship between the functioning of the brain and cognitive processes or behavior, using psychological testing and assessment to assay central nervous system function and diagnose specific behavioral or cognitive deficits or disorders. neuropsychological adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.