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Neurological Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience : Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology - Mark D'Esposito

Neurological Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience

Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology

By: Mark D'Esposito (Editor), Jordan Grafman (Editor)

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Despite dramatic advances in neuroimaging techniques, patient-based analyses of brain disorders continue to offer important insights into the functioning of the normal brain. Bridging the gap between the work of neurologists studying clinical disorders and neuroscientists studying the neural mechanisms underlying normal cognition, this book reviews classical neurobehavioral syndromes from both neurological and cognitive scientific perspectives.The contributors are all practicing neurologists who also conduct cognitive neuroscience research. Each chapter begins with a case study, describing the patient's symptoms and the cognitive processes involved. The clinical descriptions are followed by historical background on the neurobehavioral syndromes and discussion of the methods used to understand the underlying neural mechanisms. In their attempts to reconcile conflicting data derived from different methodologies, many of the authors shed new light on the cognitive mechanisms they discuss. The syndromes include neglect, Balint's syndrome, amnesia, semantic dementia, topographical disorientation, acquired dyslexia, acalculia, transcortical motor aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia, apraxia, and lateral prefrontal syndrome.

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"This book remains solidly anchored in the tradition of behavioral neurology while at the same time incorporating contemporary developments. The contributors are practicing neurologists who have achieved prominence in their fields. Their research and thinking, as discussed in the pages of this book, provide most palpable proof that behavioral neurology is alive and prospering and that it continues to serve as a cornerstone for the cognitive neurosciences."--Marsel Mesulam, Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Director, The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC), Northwestern University Medical School "Neurological Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience represents an exciting synthesis of behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience. Chapters from leading researchers clearly link fascinating observations from studies of neurological patients with revealing theoretical perspectives. This volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the neural underpinnings of cognitive processes."--Daniel L. Schacter, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of The Seven Sins of Memory and Searching for Memory

Neglect: A Disorder of Spatial Attentionp. 1
Balint's Syndrome: A Disorder of Visual Cognitionp. 27
Amnesia: A Disorder of Episodic Memoryp. 41
Semantic Dementia: A Disorder of Semantic Memoryp. 67
Topographical Disorientation: A Disorder of Way-Finding Abilityp. 89
Acquired Dyslexia: A Disorder of Readingp. 109
Acalculia: A Disorder of Numerical Cognitionp. 129
Transcortical Motor Aphasia: A Disorder of Language Productionp. 165
Wernicke Aphasia: A Disorder of Central Language Processingp. 175
Apraxia: A Disorder of Motor Controlp. 239
Lateral Prefrontal Syndrome: A Disorder of Executive Controlp. 259
Contributorsp. 281
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780262042093
ISBN-10: 0262042096
Series: Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 1st November 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 18.39  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65