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Patient-Based Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience : Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology - Martha J. Farah

Patient-Based Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience

Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology

By: Martha J. Farah (Editor), Todd E. Feinberg (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2005
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The cognitive disorders that follow brain damage are an important source of insights into the neural bases of human thought. This second edition of the widely acclaimed "Patient-Based Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience" offers state-of-the-art reviews of the patient-based approach to central issues in cognitive neuroscience by leaders in the field. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, with new coverage of methods from imaging to transcranial magnetic stimulation to genetics and topics from plasticity to executive function to mathematical thought. Part I, on the history and methods of cognitive neuroscience and behavioral neurology, includes two new chapters on imaging, one covering the basics of fMRI in normal humans and the other on the functional imaging of brain-damaged patients, as well as updated chapters on electrophysiological methods and computer modeling. Part II, on perception and attention, includes new chapters on visual perception and spatial cognition as well as attention, visual, tactile, and auditory recognition, music perception, body concept, and delusions. Part III, on language, covers many aspects of language processing in adults and children, including reading. Part IV discusses memory and prefrontal function, including semantic memory and executive functions. Part V covers dementias and developmental disorders, among them Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, mental retardation, ADHD, and autism, and includes a chapter on the molecular genetics of cognitive disorders.

"This is a stimulating synthesis of the theory and methodology of cognitive neuroscience and the clinical insights of behavioral neurology. With its concise treatments of a wide range of cognitive disorders, the book provides an invaluable and readable manual for both clinicians and non-clinicians, researchers and practitioners alike."--T. W. Robbins, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Prefacep. ix
History and Methods
A Historical Perspective on Cognitive Neurosciencep. 3
Structural Imaging of Patients in Cognitive Neurosciencep. 21
Functional Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience I: Basic Principlesp. 35
Functional Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience II: Imaging Patientsp. 47
Electrophysiological Methods, Including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, in Cognitive Neurosciencep. 55
Studying Plasticity in the Damaged and Normal Brainp. 85
Computational Modeling of Patients in Cognitive Neurosciencep. 99
Perception and Attention
Visual Perception and Visual Imageryp. 111
Visual Object Agnosiap. 117
Prosopagnosiap. 123
Visuospatial Functionp. 127
Auditory Agnosia and Amusiap. 133
Disorders of the Body Perception and Representationp. 147
Neglect I: Clinical and Anatomical Issuesp. 157
Neglect II: Cognitive Issuesp. 167
Language
Aphasia I: Clinical and Anatomical Issuesp. 181
Aphasia II: Cognitive Issuesp. 199
Aphasia III: Rehabilitationp. 213
Aphasia IV: Acquired Disorders of Language in Childrenp. 229
Acquired Disorders of Readingp. 247
The Aprosodiasp. 259
Executive Function, Memory, and Other Cognitive Processes
Frontal Lobes I: Clinical and Anatomical Issuesp. 273
Frontal Lobes II: Cognitive Issuesp. 281
Amnesia I: Clinical and Anatomical Issuesp. 289
Amnesia II: Cognitive Issuesp. 303
Confabulationp. 315
Semantic Memory Impairmentsp. 325
Acalculia and Number Processing Disordersp. 331
Disorders of the Skilled Movements: Limb Apraxiap. 341
Callosal Disconnectionp. 349
Nonfocal Etiologies: Dementias and Developmental Disorders
Alzheimer's Diseasep. 361
Frontotemporal Dementiap. 371
Dementia in Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, and Related Disordersp. 381
Mental Retardationp. 397
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderp. 407
Autism and Related Conditionsp. 419
Developmental Reading Disordersp. 433
Molecular Genetics of Cognitive Developmental Disordersp. 453
Glossary of Linguistic Termsp. 467
Contributorsp. 469
Indexp. 473
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ISBN: 9780262562133
ISBN-10: 0262562138
Series: Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 20.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition