During the First World War many soldiers suffered brain injuries, mostly from gunshot wounds. The localized nature of these injuries made them of special significance for neuropsychological studies and they were the subject of research by British and German psychologists and neurologists working in military hospitals. The work done by Walther Poppelreuter in Germany is of particular interest. He was one of the first to design and use precise
experimental methods for neuropsychological assessment and analysis. He was also one of the first to suggest a relatively specific processing of visual submodalities such as movement, depth, form, and
colour in the prestriate areas. Much of his practical advice on the management of patients is still of value. Anyone concerned with brain injuries, especially of the occipital lobe, can still benefit from his contribution. Professor Zihl's translation makes this classic now available to a wider audience.
'... if this were a new work published today, it would be greeted as a significant and timely contribution.'
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Introduction; PART I: PATHOPSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMATOLOGY: Visual field defects; The purely visual processes of apperception; Disturbances of the processes of meaningful visual identification and thinking; Optic apraxia; Disturbances of reading and writing; Recovery, training, assessment, overt complaints of visual disorder, and personality changes; PART II: CASE REPORTS OF 52 SELECTED PATIENTS, PRESENTED FROM THE CLINICAL POINT OF VIEW; References; Index.
Series: History of Neuroscience
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 29th November 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.2
Weight (kg): 0.81