Nimhans develops battery to study the ageing brain


Doctors from the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans) have come up with a neuropsychological battery to study the ageing brain. Nimhans Neuropsychological Battery for the Elderly (NNB-E) is the first comprehensive and indigenous battery for the elderly in India to evaluate cognitive functions.

This battery can be used to study the brain of persons in the age-group of 55 to 80 with various education levels. This can be applied in an illiterate population also.

"The battery with measures of attention, memory, executive functions, language, visuo-spatial construction and parietal focal signs, takes 60 minutes to administer," said Dr PT Sivakumar, additional professor, department of Psychiatry, Nimhans...........Read more

 

Source: The Times of India


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