The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology / Edition 1

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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.

Introduction to neurology/conventional hierarchical model of brain organization/multiplex model of brain organization/etc

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Editorial Reviews

Problem-oriented rather than actuarial in approach, this practical primer introduces contemporary neurological ideas to the beginner. It combines behavioral neurology with clinical neuropsychology in an attempt to relate current understanding of cellular anatomy, chemoarchitecture, and brain organization to clinical findings. Chapters are arranged in three parts: conceptualizations--concepts of mind, and of neural tissue; clinical assessment--how to examine a patient, formal neuropsychological assessment, and symptoms caused by focal lesions in the cerebrum; and specific neuropsychological topics, among them, disconnection syndromes, memory and amnesia, dementia, the epilepsies, spatial knowledge, and language. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
John A. Allen
[This is] a book professionals interested in the "human" side of neuropsychology might want to consider for their reference bookshelves....Organizing the formidable set of facts and concepts in neuropsychology into a readable and instructive text is not a task for the fainthearted. With some notable exceptions, Cytowic has met this challenge and done a credible job.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262032315
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 1/17/1996
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 547
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., founded Capitol Neurology, a private clinic in Washington, D.C., and teaches at George Washington University Medical Center. He is the author of Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses and The Man Who Tasted Shapes, both published by the MIT Press.
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Table of Contents

1 What Is Neuropsychology? 1
2 Concepts of Mind 25
3 Concepts of Neural Tissue 55
4 How to Examine a Patient 139
5 Formal Neuropsychological Assessment 167
6 Localization: Symptoms Caused by Focal Lesions in the Cerebrum 209
7 Disconnection Syndromes 265
8 Emotion, Consciousness, and Subjectivity 283
9 Memory and Amnesia 313
10 Dementia: An Example of Diffuse Disease 343
11 The Epilepsies 389
12 Spatial Knowledge 417
13 Language 459
References 487
Index 519
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