The Neuropsychology of Attention / Edition 1

The Neuropsychology of Attention / Edition 1

by 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

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Overview

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.
The Second Edition of Neuropsychology of Attention brings a variety of professionals up to speed, including neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, health psychologists, primary care physicians, and educators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306439537
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/30/1993
Series:
Critical Issues in Neuropsychology Series
Edition description:
1993
Pages:
545
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Forward: By Kenneth Heilman, MD

Preface:

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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