Patient-Based Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

Patient-Based Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

by Martha J. Farah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262561239

ISBN-13: 9780262561235

Pub. Date: 04/03/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

The cognitive disorders that follow brain damage are an important source of insight into the neural bases of human thought. Although cognitive neuroscience is sometimes equated with cognitive neuroimaging, the patient-based approach to cognitive neuroscience is responsible for most of what we now know about the brain systems underlying perception, attention, memory,

Overview

The cognitive disorders that follow brain damage are an important source of insight into the neural bases of human thought. Although cognitive neuroscience is sometimes equated with cognitive neuroimaging, the patient-based approach to cognitive neuroscience is responsible for most of what we now know about the brain systems underlying perception, attention, memory, language, and higher-order forms of thought including consciousness. This volume brings together state-of-the-art reviews of the patient-based approach to these and other central issues in cognitive neuroscience, written by leading authorities.

Part I covers the history, principles, and methods of patient-based neuroscience: lesion method, imaging, computational modeling, and anatomy. Part II covers perception and vision: sensory agnosias, disorders of body perception, attention and neglect, disorders of perception and awareness, and misidentification syndromes. Part III covers language: aphasia, language disorders in children, specific language impairments, developmental dyslexia, acquired reading disorders, and agraphia. Part IV covers memory: amnesia and semantic memory impairments. Part V covers higher cognitive functions: frontal lobes, callosal disconnection (split brain), skilled movement disorders, acalculia, dementia, delirium, and degenerative conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease.

Contributors: Michael P. Alexander, Russell M. Bauer, Kathleen Baynes, D. Frank Benson, H. Branch Coslett, Jeffrey L. Cummings, Tim Curran, Antonio R. Damasio, Hanna Damasio, Ennio De Renzi, Maureen Dennis, Mark D'Esposito, Martha J. Farah, Todd E.Feinberg, Michael S. Gazzaniga, Georg Goldenberg, Jordan Grafman, Kenneth M. Heilman, Diane M. Jacobs, Daniel I. Kaufer, Daniel Y. Kimberg, Maureen W. Lovett, Richard Mayeux, M.-Marsel Mesulam, Bruce L. Miller, Robert D. Nebes, Robert D. Rafal, Marcus E. Raichle, Timothy Rickard, David M. Roane, David J. Roeltgen, Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi, Eleanor M. Saffran, Daniel L. Schacter, Karin Stromswold, Edward Valenstein, Robert T. Watson, Tricia Zawacki, Stuart Zola.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262561235
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/03/2000
Series:
Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
I History, Methods, Principles
1 A Historical Perspective on Cognitive Neuroscience
2 The Lesion Method in Cognitive Neuroscience
3 Functional Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience
4 Computational Modeling in Cognitive Neuroscience
5 Anatomic Principles in Cognitive Neuroscience
II Perception and Attention
6 Visual Object Agnosis
7 Prosopagnosia
8 Auditory Agnosia and Amusia
9 Disorders of Body Perception
10 Neglect I: Clinical and Anatomic Issues
11 Neglect II: Cognitive Neuropsychological Issues
12 Disorders of Perception and Awareness
13 Misidentification Syndromes
III Language
14 Aphasia I: Clinical and Anatomic Issues
15 Aphasia II: Cognitive Issues
16 Acquired Disorders of Language in Children
17 Specific Language Impairments
18 Acquired Dyslexia
19 Developmental Reading Disorders
20 Agraphia
IV Memory
21 Amnesia I: Neuroanatomic and Clinical Issues
22 Amnesia II: Cognitive Neuropsychological Issues
23 Semantic Memory Impairments
V Other Higher Functions
24 Frontal Lobes I: Clinical and Anatomic Issues
25 Frontal Lobes II: Cognitive Issues
26 Callosal Disconnection
27 Disorders of Skilled Movements
28 Acalculia
VI Dementia
29 Dementia: An Overview
30 The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease
31 Dementia in Parkinson Disease, Huntington Disease, and Other Degenerative Conditions
Contributors
Index

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