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Neuropsychology Section (116B)
VA Medical Center
PO Box 1034
Portland OR 97207
December 26, 1995
Thomas Hammeke, Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Section of Neuropsychology
9200 West Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee WI 53226
I am providing you with updated information about neuropsychology on the intemet. As you know, I offered to help put information of interest to ABCN on the neuropsychology homepage that David Loring had developed at the Medical College of Georgia. Actually, David had already done the work and I am reporting on his progress and the general current status.
In particular, I am reporting on information on the World Wide Web.
Currently if someone gets on the Web through the main routes, including
NETSCAPE and AMERICAN ONLINE, and use YAHOO as a search directory (which
currently is very popular), they can enter the word neuropsychology” and
be connected with a homepage called Neuropsychology Central.” It's address
is: http://www.premier.net/-cognito/neuropsy.html. This homepage includes
the information David Loring developed and more. It was developed by Jeffrey
N. Browndyke. This homepage includes all the following topics: Neuropsychological
Homepages (of individuals interested in neuropsychology)
and more including how to connect to other psychology topics
If you use the Web, you might check this out and let me know what you think. I printed out some of the table of contents in case you don't have access.
The Professional Organizations and Training Programs sections are the information that David developed and are taken from his homepage. ABCN is listed under Professional Organizations with Linas's name and the ABCN mailing address.We might like to add a statement about the purpose and structure of the organization.When the Academy comes into being, we need to update this information on the homepage. The Training Programs contains undergraduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs. The latter two contain the information that Lloyd Cripe developed (and I didn't check undergraduate).
Some of the table of contents seem peculiar, including the assessment and medical neuropsychology topics.If we wanted to develop a new homepage or further develop David's homepage, we need to get it listed on the directories such as Yahoo. I am checking into how that is done and I plan to be in touch with David.Also, I would be happy to attempt to add any information that ABCN would like included to the Neuropsychology Central homepage.
Hope you had a good holiday.I will be away the first two weeks in January but will look forward to talking to you when I get back.
cc: Linas Bieliauskas
Welcome to Neuropsychology Central@
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Welcome to the comprehensive World Wide Web directory listing devoted exclusively to the subject of Human Neuropsychology.
Neuropsychology, a new branch of science with the specific and unique aim of investigating the iole of individual brain systems in complex forms of mental activity. -AR Luria The Working Brain”
The primary objectives of this homepage are: ETA describe the importance
of neuropsychology as a science of brain and behaviofl -
To increase public knowledge of neuropsychology as a branch of practical medicine -
To indicate the contribution which neuropsychology is making to the neurosciences!._
To act as a resource for the professional and layperson, alike
This page will be updated as resources become available '
Table of Contents
- Main Sections -
- Resources directly related to the assessment of mental function in various neuropsychologically impaired populations.
Neuropsychology Central Page 4 Jeffrey N. Browndyke -CvberRehab Services cogito@premier. net Registered 1995. Jeffrey N. Browndyke. All rights reserved
Neuropsychology Central - Neuropsychological Assessment Page I
Neuropsychology Central@ -Neuropsychological Assessment
-Literature . Psychological Assessment: APA Journal
Tests, Scales and Batteries .
Ackerman-Banks Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Battery .
Buros Institute of Mental Measurement .
Functional Assessment Resources .
Neurological Rating Scales
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UW Madison MRI Center
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The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center at the University of Wisconsin Madison is both a clinical and research facility. We have two 1.5 tesla Advantage scanners from GE. One is located at the University Hospital (CSC) and is used primarily for patients. The other is located at the Waisman Center, and its use is split between outpatients and research. The scanners are equipped for standard imaging, spectroscopic imaging, and echo-planar imaging.
The Center is part of the Medical School's Department of Medical Physics and the University Hospital's Department of Radiology.
The Center's Research focuses on:
MR angiography is a new alternative to conventional angiography, which uses x-rays and iodinated contrast agents. Contrast in MR angiography is generated by emphasizing flowing over stationary material, and does not require radiation, vascular catheters, or injected contrast agents.
The MR mammography project seeks to reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies and to improve the biopsy proceedure. One aspect of the project examines the uptake of a gadolinium contrast agent by suspicious masses in the breast to try to distinguish benign lesions from malignant ones, so that some breast biopsies can be eliminated. Another aspect of the project is to develop a stereotactic biopsy device that can be placed in the MR scanner, so that the biopsy needle can be guided to the correct location using MR images.
The Image Segmentation project is primarily concerned with brain images. Voxels in the MR images are classified as to tissue type. This information may then be used to calculate tissue volumes, and to locate surfaces of objects for planning radiosurgery or conventional surgery of tumors.
Functional Brain Imaging uses the contrast generated by the level of oxygen in the blood to show which areas of the brain are active as it is performing the task under study. Some of the tasks studied so far are: finger motion, watching flashing lights, reaction to pain, and disgust.
The Functional Renal Imaging imaging project measures the concentration of gadolinium contrast agent in the blood before it enters the kidney and after it leaves, as a measure of the kidney's function. This method may be able to replace kidney biopsy as a way of predicting the rejection of transplanted kidneys.
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Neuropsychology Central - Geriatric Neuropsychology Page 1
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Confusion in the Elderly - Diane Altkorn .
Evaluation of Dementia - Diane Altkorn .
Screening for Dementia .
Multi-infarct Dementia .
Practice Parameters: Evaluating and Assessing Dementia
The Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia .
Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at John's Hopkins University . Geropsychology - links to geropsychology, including senior support links . Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center .
The Stroke and Aging Research Project at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
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