The human brain is thought to be one of the most complex objects in the universe. Psychologists and philosophers have struggled for ages to understand the relationship between a person’s mind and his/her brain.
The neural connections forming networks and circuits in the brain are essential to the existence of the mind. When the brain is damaged, so is the mind.
Neurologists study the structure of the brain through various evaluation techniques including brain scans to identify structural damage. When neuropsychologists think of the concept of the mind, we refer to functions including consciousness, cognition, language, perception, emotion, memory, sleep and dreaming. In short, the mind is complex and understanding its function requires comprehensive evaluation, such as that provided by those in the field of neuropsychology. The challenge of understanding our minds and helping clients to maximize their potential is what underlies the mission of CNLD.