This is a comprehensive textbook studying the relationship between the structure and activity of the brain, and its function and behaviour. The first three chapters provide an introduction to the subject, providing background and basic knowledge of neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of the brain. The further ten chapters cover more complex topics such as callosal syndromes, brain disorders, the emotions, the dementias, and the development, recover and assessment of functions within neuropsychology. The final chapter will be of extensive use to both students and lecturers alike, as it contains information about a number of resources available for further knowledge of all aspects of human neuropsychology. *Readily accessible chapter summaries and discussion points *Each chapter contains recommended further, general and specific reading sections *Final chapter lists resources, including Internet websites, for further information about neuropsychology
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