Talk:Neurocognitive

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Hi there,

I've replaced the original initial sentence of this entry.

In the case of this entry the construction "Neurocognitive functions are cognitive functions closely linked to the function of particular areas, neural pathways, or cortical networks in the brain" suggests a confidence in this terms precise use that we don't have.

All cognitive functions are closely linked to areas of the brain, however it is possible to talk about cognitive functions without ever referring to the brain or any neural substrate. In particular, 'neurocognitive function' is a term which not only labels a type of function, but unlike the term 'cognitive function' specifically refers to the fact that its provedence is from neuropsychology or cognitive neuroscience or a similar discipline.


-- Vaughan