Relevance of Cognitive Neuropsychology to Enhance the Academic Performance of Students| P 51-56

Navitha. S. Nair
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad


The human brain is a fascinating and enigmatic machine. It has the ability to monitor
and control our basic life activities, to maintain our posture and direct our movements,
to receive, store and interpret information about the world around us and likewise bears
the capacity to produce this information accessible, whenever it is needed. In the domain
of learning many students struggle to cope with the demands and requirements of the
classroom learning, as a result being left behind by an educational system eventually. The
field of cognitive neuropsychology has been flourishing in the late years, which studies
how the brain and the nervous system affects cognition and the resultant behavior.
The aim of contemporary cognitive neuropsychology is to articulate the functional
architecture underlying normal human cognitive abilities, on the basis of patterns of
performance over a variety of cognitive tasks involving subjects with varying degrees
of brain-damage (Bub,1994). This article talks about the inevitable role of the brain in
the learning procedure and also explicates the benefits of incorporating the findings
from cognitive psychology into the educational sphere.
Keywords: Cognitive neuropsychology, brain and cognition

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