The chapters published in this volume developed from presentations, and their associated discussions at a conference organised by the Scottish Branch of the British Psychological Society, held at Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland in September 1987. The goal of the conference was to bring together workers across a wide area of neuropsychological research to discuss recent technological advances, developments in assessment and rehabilitation, and to address theoretical issues of current interest. Thus, the chapters in this book include contributions on the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography in neuropsychological research, studies of hemi spheric specialisation and cooperation, alcoholic and Alzheimer type dementia, prosopagnosia and facial processing, the assessment, management and rehabilitation of memory problems, the assessment of premorbid intellectual status and issues in developmental neuropsychology. Many of those engaged in research and clinical practice in neuropsychology encounter a range of topic at least as wide as this in their professional lives. The opportunity for researchers and clinicians to discuss some of the key issues in the field was invaluable and we hope that readers gain as much from the material presented here as the participants did from the meeting itself.
Brain Imaging Techniques in Alzheimer's Disease (CT, NMR, SPECT and PET).- Dementia: Cerebral Blood Flow (SPECT) Correlates of Cognitive Impairment.- Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging after Traumatic Brain Damage.- Cognitive Dysfunction in Latent Portasystemic Encephalopathy.- Effects of Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation on Neuropsychological Function in Abstinent Alcoholics.- Estimation of Premorbid Intelligence: A Review of Recent Developments.- Language in Dementia of the Alzheimer Type.- Patterns of Hemispheric Asymmetry Set Against Clinical Evidence.- Interhemispheric Transmission Times.- Divided Visual Field Studies in Schizophrenia.- Late Positive Event Related Potentials in Schizophrenia.- Electrophysiological Correlates of Facial Identity and Expression Processing.- Past and Recent Studies of Prosopagnosia.- Different Forms of Face-Knowledge Impairment.- Human Organic Memory Disorders: Problems and Interpretations.- Anarthria and Verbal Short-Term Memory.- Retrograde Amnesia in Korsakoff's Syndrome: An Experimental and Theoretical Analysis.- Rey's Auditory Verbal Learning Test - A Review.- Measuring Memory Impairment After Brain Damage: The Influence of Perceptual Problems.- Investigative Methods in Paediatric Neuropsychology.- Attention, Children and Head Injury.- Temporal Lobectomy, Cognition and Behaviour: A Brief Review with Special Reference to the Requirements of Informed Consent.- Dysphasia Therapy: A Respectable Occupation?.- Family Based Memory Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury.- Neuropsychological Causes for Agoraphobia.- Neuropsychological Evidence for Localisation of Visual Sensory Functions.- Inspection Time: Experimental Advances and Clinical Prospects.- Addresses of Principal Authors.
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 1st August 1989
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 17.15
Weight (kg): 0.79