Neurological Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience

Neurological Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience

by Mark D'Esposito
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262042096

ISBN-13: 9780262042093

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

Despite dramatic advances in neuroimaging techniques, patient-based analyses of brain disorders continue to offer important insights into the functioning of the normal brain. Bridging the gap between the work of neurologists studying clinical disorders and neuroscientists studying the neural mechanisms underlying normal cognition, this book reviews classical

Overview

Despite dramatic advances in neuroimaging techniques, patient-based analyses of brain disorders continue to offer important insights into the functioning of the normal brain. Bridging the gap between the work of neurologists studying clinical disorders and neuroscientists studying the neural mechanisms underlying normal cognition, this book reviews classical neurobehavioral syndromes from both neurological and cognitive scientific perspectives.The contributors are all practicing neurologists who also conduct cognitive neuroscience research. Each chapter begins with a case study, describing the patient's symptoms and the cognitive processes involved. The clinical descriptions are followed by historical background on the neurobehavioral syndromes and discussion of the methods used to understand the underlying neural mechanisms. In their attempts to reconcile conflicting data derived from different methodologies, many of the authors shed new light on the cognitive mechanisms they discuss. The syndromes include neglect,
Balint's syndrome, amnesia, semantic dementia, topographical disorientation,
acquired dyslexia, acalculia, transcortical motor aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia,
apraxia, and lateral prefrontal syndrome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262042093
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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