Classic Cases in Neuropsychology II / Edition 1

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This follow up to the successful Classic Cases in Neuropsychology (1996) brings together in one volume further important case investigations that have shaped the way we think about the relationships between brain, behaviour and cognition. The book includes cases from the rich history of neuropsychology as well as important contemporary case studies in the fields of memory, language and perception. Some of the cases described are rare, some are seminal in the field, many were the first of their type to be described and gave rise to new theories, some are still controversial. As in the first volume, each chapter highlights the relevance of the case for the development of neuropsychology and discusses the theoretical implications of the findings.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book presents significant cases in neuropsychology, some over a century old, which have impacted our understanding of brain damage and its effects. It is a follow-up to the first volume, published in 1996. These books help us understand the relationship between brain functioning and behavior a little better. Since these are classic cases, our learning is enhanced because important principles were established as mysteries were explored and understood.
Purpose: The purpose is to include classic cases in neuropsychology which have made a significant impact in the scientific community and still have relevance today. These are worthy objectives that the book meets.
Audience: According to the editors, "the contents of this book should be of interest to students of neuropsychology at all levels. We would hope that researchers, teachers, and practitioners in neurosciences, cognition, neurology, linguistics and speech and language pathology would find some, if not all, chapters of relevance to their work." I think the book is appropriate for graduate students and clinicians. It seems a little complex for undergraduate students. The editors and contributors are credible authorities in the subject matter of the book.
Features: The book covers classic cases in neuropsychology which were not included in Volume I. It covers language, calculation, memory, and perception, identification, consciousness. In order to truly know neuropsychology, one must learn through theory and case example. This fine looking book includes comprehensive author, subject, and case indexes. The only shortcoming is that the book is difficult to read without a strong background in neuropsychology.
Assessment: I really like this book because it includes many of the classic cases in the field. Since I have not been trained as a neuropsychologist, it is a challenge to read, but worth the effort.
Neil Martin
The book makes a very useful partner to Classic Cases in Neuropsychology. I would recommend both volumes to undergraduates on my neuropsychology course and to colleagues with a practical, intellectual or historical interest in neuropsychology and the discipline's most familiar method of study.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863778919
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/9/2003
  • Series: Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. B. Butterworth, Windows on the Mind. Part 1. Language, Calculation, Memory. C.W. Wallesch, M. Hermann, C. Bartels, Wernicke's Cases of Conduction Aphasia. N. Martin, PV and JB: Two Cognitive Neuropsychological Studies of Phonological STM Impairment and Their Impact on Theories of Language and Memory. L. Girelli, Singer and Low's Case of Acalculia: Foresight of Modern Theories on Number Processing. J.R. Hanley, J. Kay, Monsieur C: Dejerine's Case of Alexia without Agraphia. C. Bartels, C.W. Wallesch, Deep Dyslexia: The Case of Frau Fretz (Wolff, 1903). D. Caplan, Caramazza and Zurif's (1976) Studies of Aphasic Patients with Syntactic Comprehension Deficits. A. Parkin, Low-velocity Intra-nasal Penetrating Head Injury: Case NA. C. Code, Y. Joanette, The Control of Speech in the Adult Brain: The Disconnected Right Hemispheres of PS, VP, and JW. B.L.J. Kaczmarek, C. Code, C.W. Wallesch, The Fractionation of Mental Life: Luria's Study of Lieutenant Zasetsky. Part 2. Perception, Identification, Consciousness. G. Vallar, C. Papagno, Pierre Bonnier's (1905) Cases of Bodily 'Aschematie'. C. Papagno, G. Vallar, Anosognosia for Left Hemiplegia: Babinski's (1914) Cases. S. Ferber, H.O. Karnath, Friedrich Best's Case Z with Misidentification of Object Orientation. E.M.E. Forde, C.W. Wallesch, 'Mind-blind for Blindness': A Psychological Review of Anton's Syndrome. C. Semenza, M. Delazer, Pick's Case Studies on Body Representation (1908, 1915, 1922): A Retrospective Assessment. H.D. Ellis, Delusional Misidentifications: History and Contemporary Theory. J.C. Marshall, P.W. Halligan, Whoever Would Have Imagined It? Bisiach & Luzzatti (1978) on Representational Neglect in Patients IG and NV. G. Goldenberg, Goldstein & Gelb's Case Schn.: A Classic Case in Neuropsychology? N. Georgiou-Karistianis, J.L. Bradshaw, The Case Studies of Gilles de la Tourette. L. Mottron, E. Limoges, P. Jelenic, Can a Cognitive Deficit Elicit an Exceptional Ability? A Case of Savant Syndrome in Drawing Abilities: Nadia. Case Index. Author Index. Subject Index.

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