Exploring the History of Neuropsychology: Selected Papers / Edition 1

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The essays in this book cover diverse aspects of the evolution of thou ght and practice in neuropsychology and behavioral neurology. Among th e topics considered are the frontal lobes, disorders of spatial thinki ng, developmental dyslexia and the historical aspects of aphasiology. Emphasis is placed on the interplay of experimental and clinical appro aches in advancing understanding of brain-behavior relationships. Expl orations in the History of Neuropsychology will be of particular inter est to neuroscientists because of its implications for current thinkin g and practice.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195138085
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: Evolution of the Discipline
1. Neuropsychology: past, present, and future (1988)
2. Four neuropsychologists (1994)
3. The fate of some neuropsychological concepts: A historical inquiry (1990)
4. The prefrontal region: Its early history
5. Cerebrovascular disease in the history of neuropsychology
6. Spatial thinking in neurological patients: Historical aspects
PART II: The Aphasic Disorders
7. Early descriptions of aphasia
8. Aphasia: 1800-1860 (1964)
9. The memoir of Marc Dax on aphasia (1965)
10. Johann A.P. Gesner on aphasia (1965)
11. Bergson and Freud on aphasia: A comparison (1988)
12. Pitres and amnesic aphasia
PART III: Methodology and Assessment
13. The interplay of experimental and clinical approaches in brain lesion research (1978)
14. Basic approaches to neuropsychological assessment (1991)
15. The amusias (1977)
16. Clinical neuropsychology: 1960-1990 (1992)
PART IV: Hemispheric Cerebral Dominance
17. The "minor" hemisphere (1972)
18. Hemispheric cerebral dominance before Broca (1984)
19. The Hecaen-Zangwill legacy: Hemispheric dominance examined (1991)
PART V: Pediatric Neuropsychology
20. Dyslexia: Evolution of a concept (1980)
21. Developmental neuropsychology: Its present state (1992)

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