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Luria-Nebraska neuropsychological battery

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Luria-Nebraska neuropsychological battery

The Luria-Nebraska neuropsychological battery is a standardized test based on the theories of Alexander Luria regarding neuropsychological functioning.

There are 14 scales:

  1. motor functions
  2. rhythm
  3. tactile functions
  4. visual functions
  5. receptive speech
  6. expressive speech
  7. writing
  8. reading
  9. arithmetic
  10. memory
  11. intellectual processes
  12. pathognomonic
  13. left hemisphere
  14. right hemisphere

It is used with people who are 15 years or older; however, it may be used with adolescents down to 12 years old. Part of A.R. Luria's legacy was the premium that he placed on the observation of a patient completing a task; intraindividual differences. The modern practice of standardized testing tends to neglect this aspect of psychology. The Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (now in its third iteration) attempts to create an alloy of standardized testing and idiosyncratic observation by allowing comparison to the normative sample, and at the same time giving the test administrator flexibility in the administration.

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