Assessment of attention
Clinicians are interested in different aspects of attention depending on the type of brain damage involved and the practical questions to be addressed. For instance, the assessment of transient cognitive impairments may be critical in epileptic patients, whereas in stroke patients hemi-neglect will be most relevant. In head-injured patients, the clinician might want to study speed of information-processing. This chapter discusses ways of assessing attention, assessing the speed of information processing, assessment of focused and divided attention, testing attention on the strategic level, hemi-inattention, and cognitive rehabilitation of attention.
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