Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Oscar-Berman, M. 2010. Comparative Neuropsychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Results of nonhuman animal research can provide new information that human experimentation does not permit, usually for ethical considerations, or because of limited control over complex environmental influences. The new knowledge can then be used to help understand human disorders. One approach to understanding interspecies brain functions, comparative neuropsychology, involves the direct evaluation of human clinical populations by employing experimental paradigms originally developed for nonhuman animals (Oscar-Berman & Bardenhagen, 1998). Of particular applicability has been the study of nonhuman primates, our closest genetic relatives.
- behavioral neuroscience;
- nonhuman animal models;
- translational research