Classic Cases in Neuropsychology II / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$115.31
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $119.28
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 14%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $119.28   
  • New (1) from $119.28   
  • Used (1) from $160.86   

Overview

From a contemporary perspective, Classic Cases in Neuropsychology, Volume II reviews important and significant cases described in historical and modern literature where brain damage has been sustained. The single case study has always been of central importance to the discipline of neuropsychology. Cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neurolinguistics search for universal structures in thought processes, and single patients are an important means to that end. The role of the single case study in the historical development of the field and its increasing contribution to contemporary work is therefore recognised as crucial.
This follow-up to the successful Classic Cases in Neuropsychology (1996) brings together more of the important case investigations which 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, and some are still controversial. As in the first volume, each chapter highlights the relevance of the case to the development of neuropsychology and discusses the theoretical implication of the findings.
Classic Cases in Neuropsychology, Volume II will be essential reading for students and researchers alike in the fields of neuropsychology and neuroscience. It will also be of interest to speech and language pathologists, therapists and clinicians in this area.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
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
Read More Show Less

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)