Tutorial Videos

In these videos made in 2015, Dr Sharon Truter tries to simplify neuropsychological information and concepts to aid the learning of psychologists interested in furthering their knowledge of neuropsychology.  Each video is approximately 45 minutes long.  The videos are now freely available to paying subscribers of NeuropsychologySA.

The videos cover the following topics:

  • The Skull, Meninges and Blood Supply
  • The Cortex and Subcortical Structures
  • Brain Cells, the Developing Brain and
  • the Brain in Toxic Conditions
  • TBI, Imaging, Electrical Activity of the Brain, Sleep and Sleep Pathology
  • Functional Systems of the Brain
  • Language, Visuospatial Abilities, Emotional and Social Ability and Rehabilitation
  • Left vs. Right Hemisphere, male vs. Female Brains, Neuropsychological Assessment and Court Work

The tutorial videos form part of a series of videos that were created to help South African psychologists gain more knowledge in the field of neuropsychology.  The following books need to be studied as part of the tutorial programme.  Please use the most recent editions of the books.

Prescribed Books:

  • Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I. Q. Fundamentals of human neuropsychology (7th ed.). New York: Worth.
  • Lezak, M. D., Howieson, D., Bigler, E.D., & Loring, D. W. (2012). Neuropsychological assessment (5th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Recommended books:

  • Lindsay, K.W. (2002 or more recent edition if available). Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated.  Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. 
  • Kalisky, S. (2006). Psychological Assessment in South Africa.  Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
  • Stuss, D.T., Winocur, G. & Robertson, I. H. (2008 or more recent edition if available). Cognitive Neurorehabilitation: Evidence and Application.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Anderson, V, Northam, E., Hendy, J. & Wrennall, J. (2001 or more recent edition if available).  Developmental Neuropsychology. Hove: Psychology Press.
  • Baron, I.S. (2004 or more recent edition if available). Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Please direct any questions about the tutorials to sharon@neuropsychologysa.co.za.

Access the Tutorials:

Tutorial 1: The Skull, Meninges and Blood Supply

Tutorial 2: The Cortex and Subcortical Structures