Classic Cases in Neuropsychology / Edition 1

Classic Cases in Neuropsychology / Edition 1

by Chris Code
     
 

ISBN-10: 0863773966

ISBN-13: 9780863773969

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The importance of detailed examination and theoretical interpretation of the single case has been increasingly recognized in neuropsychology. This book brings together in one volume discussion of the classic cases which have shaped the way we think about the relationships between brain, behaviour and cognition. The single cases covered may be ancient or modern,

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The importance of detailed examination and theoretical interpretation of the single case has been increasingly recognized in neuropsychology. This book brings together in one volume discussion of the classic cases which have shaped the way we think about the relationships between brain, behaviour and cognition. The single cases covered may be ancient or modern, famous or less well-known. But the book is comprehensive in its coverage of contemporary neuropsychological issues. Represented are classic cases in language, memory, perception, attention and praxis. Some of the cases included are rare, or have acted as catalysts to the development of theory. Some have remained the definitive case; many were the first of their type to be described and gave rise to the development of new syndrome entities. Some are still controversial. In some instances, the cases resulted in major paradigm shifts. Some, while still highly influential, were misinterpreted. But most of them were read only by a few in their original form. Each chapter highlights the relevance of the case for the development of neuropsychology, describes the particular features of the case that are interesting and discusses the theoretical implications.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863773969
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Preface
List of Contributors
1Classic Cases: Ancient and Modern Milestones in the Development of Neuropsychological Science1
2Wernicke's (1903) Case of Pure Agraphia: An Enigma for Classical Models of Written Language Processing13
3Charcot's Case of Impaired Imagery31
4A Case Reported by Serieux: The First Description of a "Primary Progressive Word Deafness"?45
5Nineteenth-century Accounts of the Nature of the Lexicon and Semantics: Riddle Posed by the Case of Johann Voit53
6Bodamer on Prosopagnosia69
7Poppelreuter's Case of Merk: The Analysis of Visual Disturbances Following a Gunshot Wound to the Brain77
8Wilbrand's Case of "Mind-blindness"89
9Liepmann (1900 and 1905): A Definition of Apraxia and a Model of Praxis111
10Balint-Holmes' Syndrome123
11Lewandowsky's Case of Object-Colour Agnosia145
12Monrad-Krohn's Foreign-accent Syndrome Case159
13Paterson and Zangwill's (1944) Case of Unilateral Neglect: Insights from 50 Years of Experimental Inquiry173
14G.R., The Prime "Deep Dyslexic": A Commentary on Marshall and Newcombe (1966)189
15W.L.P.: A Case for the Modularity of Language Function and Dementia203
16Warrington and Shallice's (1984) Category-specific Aphasic J.B.R.217
17Broca's First Two Cases: From Bumps on the Head to Cortical Convolutions235
18Phineas Gage: A Case for All Reasons243
19Anomaly in Relations of Hand, Language, and Brain: Crossed Aphasia in History Cross-examined263
20A Psychosurgical Chapter in the History of Cerebral Localisation: The Six Cases of Gottlieb Burckhardt (1891)275
21Akelaitis' Investigations of the First Split-brain Patients305
22Speech from the Isolated Right Hemisphere? Left Hemispherectomy Case E.C. and N.F.319
23H.M.: The Medial Temporal Lobes and Memory337
24Gail D. - Poizner, Klima, and Bellugi's (1987) Deaf Agrammatic Signer: Form and Function in the Specialisation of the Left Cerebral Hemisphere for Speech and Language349
Postword: The Future of Neuropsychology - Deconstructing the Past363
Cases Index367
Name Index369
Subject Index381

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