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date: 04 July 2020

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This chapter provides an overview of the history of the development of neuropsychology in the New York City area. It contains sections on the major figures in the field, their academic and clinical settings, and a review of their major contributions. Many of the founders of neuropsychology lived and worked in New York City, including Hans-Lukas Teuber, Kurt Goldstein, Martin Scheerer, David Wechsler, Joseph Zubin, Leonard Diller, Yehuda Ben-Yishay, and Herbert Birch. The first neuropsychology research laboratory was founded at New York University by Hans-Lukas Teuber and the beginnings of several aspects of clinical neuropsychology began in New York City including the development of sorting tests, the use of intelligence tests in neuropsychological assessment, and scientific study of cognitive rehabilitation.

Keywords: brain-behavior relationships, clinical neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, Gestalt psychology, New York City, psychiatric diagnosis, sorting tests

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