Introduction to Neuropsychology

ISBN-10: 1593850689
ISBN-13: 9781593850685
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 5/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 382
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction
The Discipline of Neuropsychology
What Is Neuropsychology?
Branches of Neuropsychology
Comparative Neuropsychology
Conceptual Issues
Historical Background
Clinical Neuropsychology
Experimental Neuropsychology
Cognitive Neuropsychology
The Fringe
The Plan of This Book
Conclusion
The Structure of the Central Nervous System
Terminology
The Environment of the CNS
The Spinal Cord
Divisions of the Brain
The Brain Stem
The Cerebellum
The Diencephalon-The Subcortical Forebrain
The Telencephalon-The Cerebral Cortex
Conclusion
Clinical Studies
The Frontal Lobes
Some Methodological Issues
Intelligence
Specific Functions
The Motor and Premotor Cortex
The Prefrontal Cortex
Broca's Area
The Orbital Cortex
Modern Theories of Frontal Lobe Function
Lateralization of the Frontal Lobe
Conclusion
The Temporal Lobes
Audition
Vision
Attention
Memory
Personality
Conclusion
The Parietal Lobes
Somatosensory Perception
Tactile Perception and Body Sense
Spatial Orientation
Spatial Neglect
Symbolic Syntheses
Apraxia
Intersensory Association
Short-Term Memory
Gerstmann Syndrome
Language
Conclusion
The Occipital Lobes
Anatomical Divisions
Basic Visual Functions
Visual Perceptual Functions
Blindsight
Visual Prostheses
Conclusion
Integration of Cortical Functions
Language
The Lateralization of Language
Varieties of Aphasia
Anatomical Structures
The Forms of Aphasia
Aphasia Assessment
The Rehabilitation of Aphasics
Conclusion
Degenerative Diseases and Profound Brain Injury
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson's Disease
Huntington's Disease
Profound Brain Injury
The Subcortex and Psychosurgery
Neurosurgery
Psychosurgery
Conclusion
Experimental Studies
Split Brains and Dual Minds
The Commissurotomy Operation and the Patients
The Effects of Commissurotomy
Consciousness Divided?
Conclusion
Divided Visual Field Studies
The Technique
The Evidence
The Theories
Conclusion
Dichotic Listening
The Technique
Lateral Ear Asymmetries
Attention
An Index of Lateralization
Conclusion
Other Methods in Experimental Neuropsychology
Electrophysiology and Imaging
Electrophysiology
Minor Physiological Techniques
Brain Imaging
Conclusion
Individual Differences: Gender and Handedness
Gender Differences in Cerebral Organization
Handedness
Conclusion
Applications
Neuropsychological Practice
Testing for Brain Damage
The Assessment of Specific Functions
Assessment in Practice
Rehabilitation
Conclusion
Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology
Neuropsychiatry
Functional States and Laterality
Theoretical Models
Conclusion
Author Index
Subject Index
Index of Tests and Procedures

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