The Neuropsychology of Attention / Edition 1by Ronald A. Cohen
Once viewed as a somewhat vague metaphysical construct, not suitable for behavioral inquiry, attention is now recognized as a core cognitive function, essential to the brain's processing of outside stimuli. Not surprisingly in an era of advanced information technologies--and rising rates of ADD--attention has also emerged as a significant area of study within… See more details below
Once viewed as a somewhat vague metaphysical construct, not suitable for behavioral inquiry, attention is now recognized as a core cognitive function, essential to the brain's processing of outside stimuli. Not surprisingly in an era of advanced information technologies--and rising rates of ADD--attention has also emerged as a significant area of study within neuropsychology.
The Second Edition of Neuropsychology of Attention reflects this evolution, integrating fruitful lines of inquiry from disciplines as varied as psychology, medicine, and cognitive science, and synthesizing the current state of attention-related theory, conceptualization, findings, and therapy. Focusing on cognitive, behavioral, and neural processes, mechanisms, and disorders, this reference expands on previous models of brain structures and function in light of the latest theoretical and technological advances. Imaging, clinical, and experimental data locate attention in the context of executive functioning and track the attentional effects of specific conditions from depression to TBI to Alzheimer's disease. And the book's updated clinical chapters offer state of the art methods for the assessment and treatment of attention disturbances, providing possibilities for addressing these and other real-life concerns. Included in the coverage:
- Phenomenology, history and evolution of the neuropsychology of attention.
- Behavioral and cognitive manifestations and processes of attention.
- Relationships of attention to consciousness, awareness and memory.
- Neural substrates of attention.
- Functional brain systems underlying attention.
- Impact on attention of specific neurological, psychiatric, and medical illnesses.
- Current methods for assessing attentional disorders.
- Effective behavioral treatments and pharmacotherapy.
- Neural, behavioral, and physical constraints on attention.
- New directions from neuroimaging and computational neuroscience.
Table of Contents
Forward: By Kenneth Heilman, MD
Part One: Foundations of Attention
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Cognitive Science of Attention
Chapter 3: Behavioral perspectives on Attention
Chapter 4: Developmental Consideration: Attention across the Lifespan
Chapter 5: Psychophysiology of Attention
Chapter 6: Functional Brain Imaging
Chapter 7: Models and Mechanisms of Attention: An Overview
Part Two: Neuropsychology of Attention
Chapter 8: Functional Neuroanatomy of Attention
Chapter 9: Neglect Syndrome: A disorder of selective attention
Chapter 10: Varieties of attention disturbance
Disorders of intention and focused attention
Disorders of response selection and control,
Disorders of sustained attention
Chapter 11: Attention Deficit Disorder
Chapter 12: Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia
Chapter 12: Subcortical brain diseases
Chapter 13: Cerebrovascular disease
Chapter 14: Traumatic Brain Injury and disorders affecting the frontal lobes
Chapter 15: Metabolic disorders
Chapter 16: Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Chapter 17: Delirium
Part Three: Clinical considerations
Chapter 18: Neuropsychological assessment of attention
Chapter 18: Brain neuroimaging approaches
Chapter 20: Pharmacological and behavioral treatment of attention disturbance
Part Four: Towards an integrated attentional framework
Chapter 21: Spatial Determinants of Attention
Chapter 22: Temporal Determinants of Attention
Chapter 23: Memory and Attention
Chapter 24: Processing speed as a determinant of capacity
Chapter 25: Insights from computational modeling
Chapter 26: An integrated framework
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