Online guide to fault-finding the nervous system explains the standard examination conducted by neurologists to check the functioning of the nervous system, complete with video.

The website is intended to accompany a book called Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases, written by Professor Hal Blumenfeld.

It works pretty well on its own however, and gives a fascinating insight into exactly what neurologists are doing as they push, tweak, tap and prod their way through an assessment.

It also shows that surprisingly simple tests can tell us a great deal about the nervous system.

For example, asking someone to stand still with their eyes closed and giving them a slight push (something known as the Romberg Test) can help determine whether there is damage to the proprioceptive or vestibular system.

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