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The Neuropsychology of Aging : Understanding Aging - Diana S. Woodruff-Pak

The Neuropsychology of Aging

Understanding Aging

Paperback Published: 8th December 1997
ISBN: 9781557864550
Number Of Pages: 372

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The Neuropsychology of Aging is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to what is currently known about the impact of aging on brain function.

"The book takes on a more important role as being one of the first texts devoted to the neuropsychological processes which underpin the (mostly) decline in human function that accompanies aging. It is an exquisitely and densely packed book which should be recommended on any course, undergraduate or postgraduate, that feels it is germane to either of the title's nouns. Woodruff-Pak's text is an excellent introduction to what may become one of the most important new, emerging fields in human neuropsychology. The literature covered is broad, the writing fluent and the organization of material is well-executed." G. Neil Martin, Middlesex University

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Part I: Introduction and Overview:.

1. Neuropsychological Approaches to Processes of Aging.

2. Neuropsychological Assessment in Adulthood and Aging.

3. Methods of Assessing the Aging Brain.

Part II: Aging and the Nervous System:.

4. Normal Aging in the Peripheral Nervous System.

5. Normal Aging in the Brain.

6. Neuropsychological Brain Aging.

7. Emotion, Aging and Brain Function.

Part III: Human Behaviour: A Neuropsychological Perspective:.

8. Arousal and Sleep.

9. Response Speed and Timing in Behaviour.

10. Intelligence.

11. Learning and Memory.

12. Language and Communication.

13. Executive Function, Attention and Working Memory.

Part IV: The Future:.

14. Prospects on the Neuropsychology of Aging.



ISBN: 9781557864550
ISBN-10: 1557864551
Series: Understanding Aging
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 8th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.29  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1