Behavioral Science 4 (Neuropsychology)


Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2023-2024

Course director

Number of hours/semester

lectures: 14 hours

practices: 0 hours

seminars: 14 hours

total of: 28 hours

Subject data

  • Code of subject: OAP-NEP-T
  • 2 kredit
  • General Medicine
  • Pre-clinical modul
  • autumn


Exam course:


Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 300


Neuropsychology curriculum aims to demonstrate the behavioral, mental and psychological effect and consequences of central nervous system lesion, dysfunctions and diseases. Prior to dysfunctions, the semester teaches and demonstrates psychophysiological and neurobiological mechanisms of perception, attention, memory, language, motivation, emotion, social and other behavioral phenomena related to the healthy, normal brain and CNS. Client and patient case studies will be demonstrated and analysed about dysfunctions and illnesses, thereby providing important and indispensable contribution and preparation for later neurological, psychiatrical, neurosurgical studies, as well as for behavioral and psychosomatic medicine.


  • 1. Introduction to neuropsychology: clinical background of neuropsychological disorders - Dr. Karádi Kázmér Kornél
  • 2. The neuropsychology of visual perception - Dr. Csathó Árpád István
  • 3. Normal and pathological attentional processes and their neuropsychology - Dr. Csathó Árpád István
  • 4. The neuropsychology of developing brain - Dr. Csathó Árpád István
  • 5. The neuropsychology of memory - Dr. Karádi Kázmér Kornél
  • 6. The neuropsychology of dementias - Dr. Karádi Kázmér Kornél
  • 7. Neuropsychology of Parkinson's disease. - Dr. Karádi Kázmér Kornél
  • 8. Neuropsychology of Internal medicine - Dr. Csathó Árpád István
  • 9. Normal and pathological language, neuropsychology of their disorders - Dr. Karádi Kázmér Kornél
  • 10. Neuropsychology of human emotions - Dr. Feldmann Ádám
  • 11. The neuropsychology of consciousness - Dr. Feldmann Ádám
  • 12. Neuropsychology of depression - Dr. Feldmann Ádám
  • 13. Neuropsychology of schizophrenia - Dr. Feldmann Ádám
  • 14. Neuropsychology of higher cognitive functions - Dr. Kállai János



  • 1. The concept of neuropsychology. Research and practical methods of psychology.
  • 2. The concept of neuropsychology. Research and practical methods of psychology.
  • 3. Phenomena of normal and pathological perception. Agnosias.
  • 4. Phenomena of normal and pathological perception. Agnosias.
  • 5. Neuropsychology of attention.
  • 6. Neuropsychology of attention.
  • 7. Neuropsychology of memory and memory disturbances.
  • 8. Neuropsychology of memory and memory disturbances.
  • 9. Neuropsychology of aphasias.
  • 10. Neuropsychology of aphasias.
  • 11. Neuropsychology of emotions.
  • 12. Neuropsychology of emotions.
  • 13. Neuropsychology of higher cognitive and social behaviours.
  • 14. Neuropsychology of higher cognitive and social behaviours.

Reading material

Obligatory literature


Literature developed by the Department

Syllabi on the Neptun.



Recommended literature

J. Sterling: Introducing Neuropsychology, Psychology Press, 2002
B. Kolb, I.Q. Whishaw: Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 3rd or any later edition
J. R. Hodges: Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians, Oxford University Press, 1996 (paperback)

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Rules of education.

Mid-term exams

The semester examination will be oral. Attendance of the lectures and seminars is mandatory and essential to complete the preparation. The recommended books contain 60% of the required material.

Making up for missed classes

Absences must be validated and certified. Subsequently absentees must present actively a contribution that they prepared for and acquired the missed parts of the curriculum material.

Exam topics/questions

1. Clinical background of neuropsychology: neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury
2. Neuropsychological background of visual perception.
3. Apperceptive, associative and other agnosias.
4. Comparison of lesion of dorsal and ventral visual stream (case of DF and VK).
5. Neural background of the attention and its neuropsychological roles.
6. Neuropsychology of spatial hemineglect and Bálint syndrome.
7. Models of language information processing.
8. Main types of aphasias (Wernicke, Broca, Transcortical).
9. Basic theories of emotions.
10. Neural background of emotions.
11. Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's disease.
12. Neuropsychology of Parkinson's disease.
13. Neuropsychology of Autism.
14. Neuropsychology of ADHD.
15. Neuropsychological background of internal medicine.
16. Kinds of memory: sensory, short-term and long-term memory.
17. Bilateral mediotemporal lobectomy and the memory: case of H.M. patient.
18. Neural background of working memory: symptoms of executive dysfunction.
19. Neuropsychology of depression
20. Neuropsychology of schizophrenia


  • Dr. Csathó Árpád István
  • Dr. Kállai János
  • Dr. Karádi Kázmér Kornél

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Csathó Árpád István
  • Dr. Feldmann Ádám
  • Dr. Karádi Kázmér Kornél