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experimental neuropsychology

the use of empirical methods to study the physiological structures and processes of the nervous system and their relationships to cognition and behavior. For example, an experimental neuropsychologist might examine how different probes affect recognition memory performance in individuals with and without schizophrenia in order to identify which memory processes are most vulnerable to disruption in schizophrenia and to determine how people with the disorder can best remember. Experimental neuropsychology encompasses both healthy functioning and impairment in a variety of areas and relies on numerous techniques, such as laboratory research, neuropsychological tests, brain imaging, electroencephalography, and qualitative analysis.

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kinesthetic hallucination

kinesthetic hallucination

a false perception of body movement.