Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Tsushima, W. T. 2010. Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB) is a neuropsychological assessment battery based on the psychological procedures originated by the Russian neuropsychologist Alexander R. Luria and subsequently reorganized by Charles J. Golden and his associates (Golden, Hammeke, & Purisch, 1978) into a standardized battery of Luria's tests for the purpose of clinical neurodiagnosis. Luria, like the English neurologist J. Hughlings Jackson and his fellow Russian L. S. Vygotsky, believed that brain-behavior relationships could not be explained satisfactorily by either the localizationalist or the equipotentialist theories of brain function. Instead, Luria conceived of behavior as the result of the interactions among all areas of the brain, and he favored the use of simple test procedures that reflected relatively uncomplicated patterns of brain interactions and made possible precise investigation of functional systems of the brain.