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Cognitive Disorders

Cognitive function (the science of the mind) is a key part of neurology. This field includes:

  • The relationships between the mind and the brain
  • Thinking and reasoning
  • Memory
  • Recognition
  • Language
  • Calculation ability
  • Learned motor behavior (praxis)
  • Recognition of stimuli
  • Insight and judgment
  • Artistic ability and creativity
  • Regulation of mood

Alzheimers disease is the leading cause of dementia in the U.S. It affects about 5 million Americans. Other common causes of dementia include:

Cognitive function is often affected by other neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, infections of the nervous system and traumatic brain injury.


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