Humans need regular social interaction. With older populations, the risk of isolation increases as older adults tend to develop physical disabilities and cognitive impairment. Not being able to have regular social interactions can cause older adults to experience sadness, depression, anxiety and anhedonia. Therapists across the world have recognized this increasing concern and some have adapted new telehealth technologies to combat it.

Ghosting has been defined as "the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication". Once a rare phenomena, ghosting has permeated the dating and social world. About 50% of men and women report being either the ghost or the "ghostee", according to an article on Psychology Today...

Have you ever wondered what a neuropsychologist does or who a neuropsychologist is? In this video, you will learn what a neuropsychologist does, who can be a neuropsychologist, what kind of people neuropsychologists work with, and what a neuropsychologist may be able to do for you. Neuropsychologists can change lives. Watch this video to learn about neuropsychologists and what neuropsychology may do for you! 

In this TedTalk, Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel laureate and the founder of behavioral economics, creates a conversation of how we can perceive happiness. By "experiencing ourselves" and "remembering ourselves", he believes that we can take a new approach to happiness. This theory has created waves in public policy, economics, and how we view ourselves.

Processing speed deficits are among the most common cognitive deficits patients with stroke experience, along with deficits in attention and executive functioning. Processing speed has been found to be clinically significant, as people with stroke commonly report not being able to engage and complete tasks at a rate that is appropriate for peers their age. Processing speed deficits also interfere with long-term recovery and quality of life, making it essential for therapists to address as part of stroke recovery. This blog post discusses why you should work on processing speed with stroke patients.

With the advancements of technology, neuropsychological assessments have been adapted to be done on a computer. Neuropsychologists and other clinical providers are interested in the effects of using these computerized neuropsychological assessments and whether there are any age or sex differences in their performance of them. Children are of particular interest, as the detection of mental health, neurological disorders, and developmental disabilities are starting at younger ages. This blog post discusses the age group and sex differences in performance on a computerized neurocognitive battery in children ages 8-21.

Childrens’ friendships impact not only their social development but also their cognitive development. In fact, researchers have found that there are differences between female-female, male-female, and male-male child friendships on cognition. In this blog post, we discuss how childrens’ friendships impact their cognition.

Movies are often used as an escape from reality. They let us slip away for an hour or two, forgetting about the rest of the world around us. But what if movies teach us valuable lessons about our brain and the way humans think? This can be true for many movies and shows available today. Lots of them touch upon cognition in unique ways, giving us cinematic examples of the mental process of acquiring knowledge, and understanding this knowledge with thought, experience, and our senses. Take a look at this list of six movies that teach us a thing or two about cognition.