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Cognitive Neuropsychology : A Clinical Introduction - Rosaleen A. McCarthy

Cognitive Neuropsychology

A Clinical Introduction

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Published: 11th November 1990
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This book is unique in that it gives equal weight to the psychological and neurological approaches to the study of cognitive deficits in patients with brain lesions. The result is a balanced and comprehensive analysis of cognitive skills and abilities that departs from the more usual syndrome approach favored by neurologists and the anti-localizationist perspective of cognitive psychologists.
Key Features
* Gives an introductory account of the core subject matter of cognitive neuropsychology
* Provides a comprehensive review of the major deficits of human cognitive function
* Offers the expertise of two scientists who are also practicing neuropsychologists

"The text is well written, avoids jargon, and clearly assembles theoretical and anatomical considerations in a wide variety of contexts... this excellent volume will be a boon to a wide variety of neuroscientists." --JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY

"Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Clinical Introduction by R. McCarthy and E. Warrington is, quite simply, the clearest, most comprehensive, and up-to-date account of the discipline in print. The volume's coverage is exemplary for those areas where a substantial database exists: object and face recognition, spatial perception, voluntary action, perception, comprehension and production of language, reading and writing, arithmetic calculation, memory, and problem solving." --NATURE

Introduction
Visual Object Recognition
Face Recognition
Spatial Perception
Voluntary Actions
Language Comprehension
Word Retrieval
Sentence Processing
Speech Production
Reading
Spelling and Writing
Calculation
Short Term Memory
Autobiographical Memory
Material Specific Memory
Problem Solving
Conclusion
Index
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ISBN: 9780124818460
ISBN-10: 0124818463
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 11th November 1990
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.76