About this Research Topic
Over the past 20 years, our knowledge about neuropsychology has dramatically increased because of the development of neuroimaging, the human genome project, psychometric theory, and information technologies. The innovations of neuropsychology have been achieved, including the formal definition of neuropsychological concepts and tasks in cognitive ontologies; creation of collaborative neuropsychological knowledgebases; design of web-based assessment methods that permit free development, large-sample implementation, and dynamic refinement of neuropsychological tests and the constructs these aim to assess.
Evidence-Based Neuropsychology (EBN) is subsets of neuropsychology; it also developed with modern technology. Neuropsychologists can help people with problems of learning, memory, organization and emotional control resulting from brain injuries or neurological disorders. EBN helps to understand brain-behavior relationships and development to help children and adolescents think, function and learn. EBN develops with the following concepts: clinical and research studies with neurological, psychiatric and psychological patient populations in all age groups; behavioral or pharmacological treatment regimens; cognitive experimentation and neuroimaging; multidisciplinary approach embracing areas such as developmental psychology, neurology, psychiatry, physiology, endocrinology, pharmacology, and imaging science. The research for EBN is still in developing, results for some applications are still inconclusive. Thus, it is urgent to perform studies based on evidence to get conclusive results.
This Research Topic focuses on the new advances of evidence-based neuropsychology, which will include multi-system disorders, including elderly, neurodegenerative diseases. It will specifically welcome reviews, scoping reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. This topic will also invite extensive reviews focusing on recent advances of neuropsychological intervention for diseases. In order to produce high levels of evidence, we would like to welcome qualified systematic reviewers to contribute specific systematic reviews. Qualified systematic reviewers are those who had ever published at least two outstanding systematic reviews which notably based on basic studies or clinical studies as first authors, or who had ever published at least 1 Cochrane reviews as first author or contact author. We also welcome systematic reviews which have been registered on PROSPERO website.
Keywords: Evidence-based, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological intervention, Systematic review, Scoping review
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.