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        Normal Intelligence
        Abnormal Examination             and Brain Trauma
        Personality

  » Spectroscopy Data

  » Disorders related to Intelligence

  »  Gender Differences
       Self-Estimated              Intelligence
       Anatomical Differences
       Gray vs. White Matter

  » Artificial Intelligence
        A Timeline of AI
        Ancient History of AI
        Modern History of AI
        The Future of AI

  » Age and Intelligence
        Areas of Function
        Effects of Lesions

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Introduction to Neuropsychological Testing

Neuropsychological testing can be administered to almost anyone in huge array of age spans, starting from preschool age until age 85 or so.  There are normal scales of intelligence that measure the general IQ, or IQ in specific subsections (verbal, math, performance, reading, etc.) of an average person. These scores have been averaged out over time and have a scale of general usage. Testing can also be used for people with brain damage, mental retardation, or disorders. Some tests are devised to discern premorbid functioning, that is functioning before brain damage occurred, while other tests are more designed to find the specific functioning problems and areas that are affected. Personality testing is also used in correlation to IQ.