The Neuropsychology of Attention / Edition 1

The Neuropsychology of Attention / Edition 1

by Ronald A. Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306439530

ISBN-13: 9780306439537

Pub. Date: 09/30/1993

Publisher: Springer US

It has been 15 years since the original publication of Neuropsychology of Attention. At the time of its publication, attention was a construct that had long been of theoretical interest in the field of psychology and was receiving increased research by cognitive scientists. Yet, attention was typically viewed as a nuisance variable; a factor that needed to be

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Overview

It has been 15 years since the original publication of Neuropsychology of Attention. At the time of its publication, attention was a construct that had long been of theoretical interest in the field of psychology and was receiving increased research by cognitive scientists. Yet, attention was typically viewed as a nuisance variable; a factor that needed to be accounted for when assessing brain function, but of limited importance in its own right.

There is a need for a new edition of this book within Neuropsychology to present an updated and integrated review of what is know about attention, the disorders that affect it, and approaches to its clinical assessment and treatment. Such a book will provide perspectives for experimental neuropsychological study of attention and also provide clinicians with insights on how to approach this neuropsychological domain.

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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