||PROFILE — Stanley Berent
Psychology Office: 480 MED Inn Bldg
Psychology Phone: 734-763-9259
I study the use of psychometric and brain imaging (chiefly, positron emission tomography) to investigate cognitive and intellectual changes in a variety of progressive neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's disease). Current studies seek to employ these clinical changes as models to help us understand the relationships between behavior and underlying brain metabolism and their implications for human coping and adaptation. These studies have also allowed for increased understanding of behavioral changes that occur early in the course of progressive disease as well as behavioral variations that exist between different neurodegenerative disorders.
Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. Clinical and psychometric assessment and Psychological treatment primarily in the areas of epilepsy,
dementia, degenerative motor disorders, and other neurological
and medical conditions affecting cognition and behavior in
general. I am also clinically active in diagnosis of psychopathology, especially as manifest in medical disorders and conditions.
Chief of Psychology and, Director, Neuropsychology Division in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School
Berent, S., Giordani, B., Minoshima, S., Lajiness-O’Neal, R.,
Koeppe, R.A., Kuhl, D.E. (1999) Neuropsychological function and
cerebral glucose utilization in isolated memory impairment in
Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 33, 7-16.
Berent, S., and Giordani, B. Functional neuroimaging correlates
of memory deficits in neurodegenerative disease. In: Tr^Úster, A
(Ed): Memory in Neurodegenerative disease. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Sackellares, J.C., Berent, S. (1997). Psychological
Disturbances in Epilepsy. Boston: Butterworth/Heinemann.
Berent, S., Giordani, B., Gilman, S., Junck, L., Kluin, K.J.,
Koeppe, R.A. (1996). Psychological factors and PET measured
glucose metabolism in olivopontocerebellar atrophy. Assessment, 3 (3), 335?351.