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Overview

The goal of this book is to introduce cognitive neuropsychology to a broad audience of clinicians and researchers. To orient readers who are interested in disorders of higher cortical function, but have little background in psychology, sufficient introductory material is provided, and yet each topic is explored in enough depth to serve as a reference for cognitive psychologists and cognitive neuropsychologists. The editor, David Margolin, M.D., Ph.D., has assembled a prominent group of researchers and clinicians, and each describes how the vocabulary, theoretical framework, and information-processing models of cognitive psychology are applied to various disorders of higher cortical function. Each chapter provides an overview of the disorder being discussed, develops a rationale for selecting the stimulus materials, and demonstrates how a given patient's deficits can be understood in terms of a breakdown in one or more cognitive domains. The contributors gear the chapters toward the practicing clinicians and use a step-by-step description of how one goes about determining the locus of the deficit in a patient. This cognitive neuropsychological approach is applied to disorders of attention, memory, language, vision, calculation, and motor control. A final chapter introduces the important role of neuroimaging techniques in diagnosis, which will continue to aid our understanding of brain-behavior relationships. Professionals in the fields of neuropsychology, neurology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, as well as practicing speech therapists and pathologists, will find this volume a comprehensive introduction to this increasingly important discipline.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A unique edited volume. . . . readers are provided with information that will allow them to use many of the techniques described within the text. . . . a welcome addition to the clinical and cognitive neuropsychology literature that provides thoughtful analysis and should stimulate new work in this fascinating area." —Contemporary Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195064223
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: Foundations
1. Clinical Cognitive Neuropsychology: An Emerging Speciality, D.I. Margolin
2. Probing the Multiple Facets of Human Intelligence: The Cognitive Neuropsychologist as Clinician, D.I. Margolin
PART II: The Pervasive Influence of Attention
3. Processing Resource Limitations in Schizophrenia: Implications for Predicating Medication Response and Planning Attentional Training, E. Granholm
4. Perceptual Organization and Attentional Search in Cognitive Deficits, L.C. Robertson
5. Cognitive Dysfunction in Eating Disorders: A Clinical Psychobiological Perspective, M.A. Demitrack, C. Szostak, and H. Weingartner
PART III: Memory
6. Investigating a Verbal Short-Term Memory Deficit and Its Consequences for Language Processing, J. Shelton, R.C. Martin, and L.S. Yaffee
7. Cognitive Assessment of Long-Term Memory Disorders, E.P. Feher and R.C. Martin
PART IV: Language
8. Anomia: Differentiating Between Semantic and Phonological Deficits, A.W. Ellis, J. Kay, and S. Franklin
9. The Reading Process and Its Disorders, A. E. Hillis and A. Caramaza
10. Oral and Written Spelling Impairments, D.I. Margolin and R. Goodman-Schulman
11. Processes, Breakdowns, and Remediation in Developmental Disorders of Reading and Spelling, D.P. Roeltgen and P. Blaskey
12. A Cognitive Approach to the Neurorehabilitation of Acquired Language Disorders, M. Behrmann and S. Byng
PART V: Other Domain Specific Disorders
13. Disorders of Higher Visual Processing: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives, H. B. Coslett and E.M. Saffran
14. Assessment of Acquired Discalculia, P. Macaruso, W. Harley, and M. McCloskey
15. New Strategies for Studying Higher Level Motor Disorders, H. Poizner and J.F. Soechting
16. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of Musicians and Other Artists, T. Judd
Conclusions
17. Neuroimaging and Cognitive Function, B. Ober, B.R. Reed and W.J. Jagust

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