Neuropsychological Research: A Review

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Peter MariŽn, Jubin Abutalebi
Psychology Press, Feb 19, 2008 - Psychology - 568 pages
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In a broad sense, neuropsychology stands for the branch of brain sciences that aims to understand how the structure and function of the brain relate to specific cognitive and psychological processes. The idea of developing a research field somewhere between neurology and cognitive psychology emerged in the 1960s as a result of studies conducted by both disciplines which, although using different methodologies and tools, were analysing the same issues. Neuropsychology particularly puts emphasis on the clinical and experimental study of the cognitive effects of brain injury or neurological diseases, taking models of normal cognitive functioning into account.

Neuropsychological Research: A Review provides a meticulous overview of what has been achieved in the field of cognitive neuropsychology from its early beginnings in the 1960s and 1970s to the present day. Authors include some of the pioneers involved in the genesis of neuropsychology as an independent and distinct field of neuroscience. The comprehensive coverage includes language disorders, skilled movement disorders, recognition disorders, attentional and executive disorders, visuo-perceptual disorders, memory disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.

This fascinating text forms an enjoyable tribute to the rich heritage of neuropsychology, and will be essential reading for researchers and students of neuropsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, and behavioural neuroscience.

 

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Contents

Francois Boller Inserm Unit 610 Pavillon Claude Bernard
9
Contributory
11
A multiplicity of intelligences
25
MICHAEL PETRIDES AND DEEPAK N PANDYA
updating the diagram
Andre Roch Lecollrs CentreIde recherche Institut universitaire
Acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia
from neuropsychology to genetics
Should we make aphasic patients sing?
The neuropsychology of calculation and number processing
language and thought
Visual agnosia
Auditory agnosia
Subcortical neglect
structure function and dysfunction
Concluding remarks

GALABURDA JOSEPH LOTURCO AND GLENN D ROSEN
Aphasia rehabilitation
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Peter MariŽn is a clinical neurolinguist in the department of Neurology at ZNA Middelheim Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium. He is professor in neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the University of Ghent. His main area of research is situated in the field of clinical neurolinguistics and neuropsychology.

Jubin Abutalebi is a cognitive neurologist and senior researcher at the Faculty of Psychology of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, Italy. His research interests lie in the area of clinical neuropsychology and, specifically, language disorders in theory and practice.

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