Definition of neurocognitive in English:


Pronunciation /ˌn(y)o͝orōˈkäɡnədiv/ /ˌn(j)ʊroʊˈkɑɡnədɪv/


  • Denoting or relating to the neural processes and structures involved in cognition.

    ‘certain sleep disorders have been shown to cause neurocognitive impairment’
    • ‘those who survive often have impaired physical or neurocognitive functioning’
    • ‘More information concerning neurocognitive performance is available on children older than 7 years.’
    • ‘The results of the current study also strengthen claims that psychopathy is a neurocognitive disorder that is apparent across the lifespan.’
    • ‘No conclusions can be drawn from this study regarding long-term beneficial effects, if any, of this drug on late neurocognitive outcome.’
    • ‘Some survivors also experience neurocognitive late effects - changes in the brain's structure and development that don't appear until well after treatment, but subtly impair functioning.’
    • ‘In total, 704 long-term users and 484 non-users were tested for neurocognitive performance including reaction time, attention, motor skills and short-term memory.’
    • ‘"We haven't adequately established the relationship between neurocognitive tests and typical school exams," he says.’
    • ‘This study was designed to evaluate neurocognitive recovery in high school athletes following mild (grade 1) concussion.’
    • ‘All children underwent neurocognitive testing after surgery and at approximately one, two and five years after diagnosis.’
    • ‘The incidence of neurocognitive impairment after cardiac surgery varies from 20% to 80%.’