Neuro-Logic: The Principles of Lesion Localization in Patients with Neurological Symptoms
|Published: October 15, 2012|
|Revised: October 31, 2012|
Neuro-Logic is an interactive tutorial designed to teach a systematic approach to localization. It consists of 51 cases, each with a different combination of neurologic symptoms. For each case, students are asked to identify all the levels of the central nervous system where a single unilateral lesion could produce all of the listed symptoms. Students who give the correct response are allowed to proceed to the next case; those with an incorrect response are drilled on the routes of the specific pathways within the nervous system corresponding to each symptom listed in the case. They are then taught to localize the lesion by identifying all sites where the pathways are near each other. The individual symptoms are repeated in various combinations scattered throughout the tutorial, so students learn the pathways corresponding to each symptom. The general reasoning approach-- identify the pathways and then find the sites where all the pathways are near each other-- is reinforced with each new case.