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In neuropsychology, clinical case studies with brain-damaged patient had contributed to the growth of neuropsychology. For example, one of the most important case reports was about a patient (H.M.) who developed dense amnesia after resection of the medial temporal lobes. After his report, our knowledge about memory system had much progressed. However, in these days, mainstream of the neuropsychological studies have shifted to group studies or imaging studies. In contrast to the trend of international neuropsychological studies, a lot of neuropsychologists in Japan have remained unchanged. In annual meeting of Japanese neuropsychological association, for instance, the majority of the presentations were single case reports. In the symposium, we will focus on the difference between Japanese and international trend of neuropsychology and discuss about the difference from perspectives of cultural difference, educational system and the future of neuropsychology.
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