The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology / Edition 1 by Richard E. Cytowic | 9780262032315 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology / Edition 1

The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology / Edition 1

by Richard E. Cytowic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262032317

ISBN-13: 9780262032315

Pub. Date: 01/17/1996

Publisher: MIT Press

Neurologists, neuropsychologists, and cognitive scientists work with many of the same problems and patients and yet know little about the literature and approaches of the other disciplines. The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology is a primer for neurology residents, graduate students, and established professionals from other fields who wish to enter behavioral

Overview

Neurologists, neuropsychologists, and cognitive scientists work with many of the same problems and patients and yet know little about the literature and approaches of the other disciplines. The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology is a primer for neurology residents, graduate students, and established professionals from other fields who wish to enter behavioral neurology. It provides a clear and coherent introduction to contemporary neurological ideas, carefully contrasting the conventional hierarchical model of brain organization to the newer multiplex model that scientists from biological backgrounds currently use.Instead of presenting laundry lists of arcane maladies along with a key of "where in the brain the responsible lesion is," or a compendium of tests for a given situation — the received wisdom that students are required to memorize — Cytowic gives students the historical and conceptual tools they need not only to get up to speed regarding present knowledge, but to go forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262032315
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/17/1996
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
547
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

What is Neuropsychology?
Background Disciplines of Neuropsychology
Different Kinds of Neuropsychologists
Learn by Handson EXperience
PART I
CONCEPTUALIZATIONS
Science Is Counterintuitive
Some Modern Terms
Methods for Approaching Mind and Brain
Concepts of Mind
Machine Analogies of Brain Activity
How Does Mind Arise from Matter?
Historical Development of MindBody Ideas
Early Concepts of Mind
PostRenaissance Thought
The Nineteenth Century and Localization
What We Think of Mind Today
Concepts of Neural Tissue
The Standard Hierarchical Model
The New MultipleX Model
Nonlinear Information Flow
Function Is Not Strictly Localized
Leaming Anatomic Detail
Three General Arrangements of Neuron
Phyletic Developmen
Cortical Column
The Distributed Syste
Topography: Patterns of Neural Connection Subcortical Entitie
The Limbic Syste
Lateralization and Hemispheric Specialization
The Cerebral Commissure
Channel and State Function
Chemoarchitectur
Advanced Concept
Free Lunch and Imagination Consciousness as a Type of Emotion
The Limits of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Scienc
PART 11
CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
How to EXamine a Patient
The Clinical Method
Interpreting the Data
Differing Modes of Analysis
Hierarchies in EXamination
Taking the History
The Physical EXamination
The Mental Status EXamination
Formal Neuropsychological Assessment
The Assessment of Higher Cerebral Functions
Scope of Tests and Report Format
Higher Cerebral Function Assessment
Order of Test Administration
Test Features
Additional Tests and Improvisation
Typical Kinds ofConsults
Discussing Results with Patients
A Sample HCF Report
Localization: Symptoms Caused by Focal Lesions in the Cerebrum
Syndromes Caused by Occipital Lesions
Anopia
Cortical Blindness
Visual Anosognosia
Visual Illusions and Hallucinations
Metamorphopsia and Allied EXperiences
Visual Agnosia
Balint's Optic AtaXia
Syndromes Caused by Temporal Lesions
Wemicke's Aphasia Amusia and Other Auditory Agnosias
Auditory Illusions and Hallucinations
Olfactory and Gustatory Hallucinations
Synesthesia
Other Subjective EXperiences Dependent on the Temporal Lobe
Release Hallucinations (Revisited) and Form Constants
Memory Disturbance
Syndromes Caused by Parietal Lesions
Cortical Sensory Disturbances
Asomatognosia
Syndromes Caused by Frontal and Limbic Lesions
Frontal Lesions
Limbic and Paralimbic Lesions
Syndromes Caused by Subcortical Lesions
Basal Ganglia
Thalamus
Cerebellum and Higher Functions
PART III
SPECIFIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TOPICS
Disconnection Syndromes
Historical Development
Symptoms of the Callosal Syndrome
Testing for Callosal Signs
Other Disconnection Syndromes
AleXia Without Agraphia
Pure Word Deafness
Advanced Issues Regarding the Commissures
Emotion, Consciousness, and Subjectivity
Emotion and Focal Lesions Neocortical Lesions
Limbic Lesions
Basal Ganglia Lesions
Brainstem and Cerebellar Lesions
Emotion and Consciousness
Awareness Directed Attention
Objectivity and Subjectivity
Memory and Amnesia
Current Concepts of Memory
The Plastic Nature of Memory
Memory: Localized or Diffuse?
Aspects of Memory
Specific Clinical Disorders of Memory
Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type
Transient Global Amnesia
Korsakoff's Psychosis
Alcoholic Blackouts
Concussion Forgetfulness in the Senium
Psychogenic Memory Loss
Therapy for Amnesia
Dementia: An EXample of Diffuse Disease
Terminology of Dementia
Clinical Course of Dementia
Reversible Dementias
IntoXications
Metabolic Abnormalities
Substrate Deficiencies
HIV and Infectious Agents
Depression
Hydrocephalus
Primary Degenerative Dementias
Alzheimer's Disease
Pick's Disease
Vascular Dementia
Parkinson's Disease
Huntington's Chorea
Pugilistic Dementia
Pseudodementia
Differential Diagnosis
Laboratory Tests
MRI and CT Investigation of Dementia
The Neurology of Aging
General Considerations
Anatomical Considerations
The Epilepsies
Types of Seizures
Generalized TonicClonic Convulsions
Absence Seizures
Partial Seizures
Psychosis in Epilepsy
Surgery for Epilepsy
Psychosocial Issues
Spatial Knowledge
The Legacy of Gestalt Psychology
Geographic Knowledge
Body Schema Disturbances
Finger Agnosia
Knowledge of Right Versus Left
Constructional PraXis
Visual Agnosia
Simultanagnosia
Prosopagnosia
A Theory of Visual Agnosia
Auditory Scene Analysis
Form Constants Revisited
Number Forms
The Sensation of Movement
Language
The Neurologic Model
Non Perisylvian Language Disorders
Revisions to the Wernicke Model
Further Considerations
Traditional Codicils
Thought and Language
Gesture
Structure and Function
AleXia and DysleXia
Language Models and Microgenesis

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