Introducing Neuropsychology

ISBN-10: 1841696544
ISBN-13: 9781841696546
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Rebecca Elliott is an author-illustrator who has won several awards and been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in Suffolk with her husband and three children, Toby, Clemmie and Benjy, who often star in her books. Her website is www.rebeccaelliott.com

Preface to the series
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
The foundations of neuropsychology
Introduction
Neuropsychology as a distinct discipline
The (re)emergence of neuropsychology
Chapter summary
Methods in neuropsychology
Introduction
Invasive techniques for measuring brain structure and function
Electrical procedures
In-vivo imaging
Neuropsychological assessment
Chapter summary
Lateralisation
Introduction
Structural differences
Unilateral neurological damage
The split-brain syndrome
Asymmetries in normal individuals
Individual differences in brain organisation
Lateralisation: A footnote on the evolutionary perspective
Chapter summary
Somatosensation and neuroplasticity
Introduction
General features of sensory systems
The somatosensory system
Plasticity in the somatosensory cortex
Neuroplasticity beyond S1
Chapter summary
Motor control and movement disorders
Introduction
Brain-spinal cord pathways
The cerebellum
The basal ganglia
The cortex
Peripheral and spinal movement disorders
Cortical movement disorders
Subcortical movement disorders
Chapter summary
Language and the brain
Introduction
The classic neurological approach and aphasia
Connectionist models of language
The psycholinguistic approach
The modern era of language research
Language and laterality
Chapter summary
Memory and amnesia
Introduction
Short-term memory and working memory
Long-term memory
Anterograde amnesia and non-declarative memory
Anterograde amnesia and declarative memory
Memory processes
Retrograde amnesia and autobiographical memory
Chapter summary
Visual object recognition and spatial processing
Introduction
The "what" and "where" streams and visual perception
The ventral stream and object recognition
Functional imaging of object recognition
Imaging category specificity
Spatial functions and the "where" stream
Basic spatial processes
Chapter summary
Attention and consciousness
Introduction
Types of attention
Issues in psychological investigations of attention
Attention and the brain
Neurological attentional disorders
Towards an integrated model of attention
Consciousness
Chapter summary
Emotion and motivation
Introduction
Definitions and measurement of emotion and motivation
Evidence from neurology and neuropsychology
The interaction between somatic and emotional systems
The interaction between emotional and cognitive systems
Neuroimaging of emotion and motivation
Social neuroscience
Impairments of emotion, motivation, and social function
Chapter summary
Executive functions
Introduction
Domains of executive dysfunction
Task switching and multi-tasking
Issues with "executive tests"
Underlying mechanisms of executive function
The brain and executive function/dysfunction
Specialisation within the prefrontal cortex
Executive dysfunction and psychiatric disorders
Chapter summary
Appendix: A primer of nervous system structure and function
Introduction
Neurons and glia
Nerve impulses and synaptic transmission
Developmental and ageing aspects
Dividing up the nervous system
Chapter summary
Further reading
Glossary
References
Author index
Subject index

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