Neuropsychology

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 1 in the text and review the required websites for the week including the NeuroJobs Career Center.In your initial post, discuss a potential career path that interests you in an area of neuroscience and share your answers to the following questions with your classmates:

  • Why does this career path or position interest you?
  • What brain functions and neuroscience most interest you and why? Select one or more from the following list:
    • Neurobiological theories that explain dysfunctions in vision, language, memory, emotion, and behavior networks
    • Receptor and neurotransmitter theory in relation to behavior
    • Laboratory studies of brain chemicals or structural abnormalities
    • Disorders of language or visuospatial functioning
    • Disorders of memory
    • Disorders of development (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
    • Disorders of aging (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia)
  • What academic training is required?
  • Are there additional requirements (clinical practicum, research background)?
  • What types of employment opportunities are available in this area?

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