Simple everyday tasks, like making coffee, are quite complex from a neuropsychological perspective.  Visual systems are recruited to find and identify objects, spatial and motor systems to grasp and use objects, memory processes are essential to keep track of what has been done, and so on. For this reason, everyday functioning is often impaired following brain damage or disease. These everyday difficulties have been linked to numerous negative consequences for neurological patients and their families. Thus, primary goals of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory at Temple University are to develop and refine theories of everyday task performance in healthy people, understand the breakdown of everyday task performance following brain damage or disease, and develop and evaluate rehabilitation strategies to improve everyday task performance in neurological patient populations.