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Neuropsychology is the study of the brain and its role in behavior. A neuropsychologist is a doctor who examines the brain's functions like memory and language to guide treatment for brain conditions. This helps shape the best treatment with the least risk.

Our neuropsychology team contributes to planning care for conditions including epilepsy, movement disorders and brain tumors.

About neuropsychology

Our experts, which includes physicians who are board-certified in neuropsychology, determine the best diagnoses and treatments for patients with brain disorders while preserving brain function. These specialty-trained providers use advanced technologies to study brain patterns to learn how surgeries might affect memory, attention span or language skills. They also map language, vision and motor centers to support neurosurgeons in avoiding these areas.

The neuropsychologist also can assess whether cognitive concerns are related to normal aging or to a medical condition.

This specialized field shapes diagnoses and treatments by understanding cognitive and behavioral functions.

How it works

Our doctors use the latest tools – including functional MRI – to capture and read images. They use scans to locate functional areas of the brain, like movement and speech. The combination of advanced technology and deep expertise is important to achieving the best outcomes.

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Our neurology and neurosurgery program ranked No. 27 on U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Best Hospitals list.
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Leading researchers
Our providers are also leading researchers. They care for patients today and drive research to develop new treatments.
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Turning Point

Turning Point offers free classes, programs and tools designed to empower and educate people affected by chronic or serious illness.

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Our experts

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Leading research and clinical trials

We collaborate closely with the University of Kansas Medical Center to realize the power of academic medicine. Here at the health system, we deliver advanced patient care. The staff at the medical center conducts industry-leading research and clinical trials.
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