Patient-Based Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

Patient-Based Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

by Martha J. Farah
     
 

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,… See more details below

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.

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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)

Meet the Author

Martha J. Farah is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Center for Neuroscience & Society. She has worked on many topics within neuroscience, including vision, prefrontal function, emotion, and development. In her three decades of research she has witnessed the advent of functional neuroimaging, the burgeoning of cognitive neuroscience, and its expansion into the study of social and affective processes. She is now focusing her attention on the ethical, legal and social implications of these developments.

Todd E Feinberg M.D. is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry atAlbert Einstein College of Medicineand Chief, Yarmon Neurobehavior and Alzheimer's Disease Center,Beth Israel Medical Center.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1A historical perspective on cognitive neuroscience3
Ch. 2Structural imaging of patients in cognitive neuroscience21
Ch. 3Functional imaging in cognitive neuroscience I : basic principles35
Ch. 4Functional imaging in cognitive neuroscience II : imaging patients47
Ch. 5Electrophysiological methods, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, in cognitive neuroscience55
Ch. 6Studying plasticity in the damaged and normal brain85
Ch. 7Computational modeling of patients in cognitive neuroscience99
Ch. 8Visual perception and visual imagery111
Ch. 9Visual object agnosia117
Ch. 10Prosopagnosia123
Ch. 11Visuospatial function127
Ch. 12Auditory agnosia and amusia133
Ch. 13Disorders of body perception and representation147
Ch. 14Neglect I : clinical and anatomical issues157
Ch. 15Neglect II : cognitive issues167
Ch. 16Aphasia I : clinical and anatomical issues181
Ch. 17Aphasia II : cognitive issues199
Ch. 18Aphasia III : rehabilitation213
Ch. 19Aphasia IV : acquired disorders of language in children229
Ch. 20Acquired disorders of reading247
Ch. 21The aprosodias259
Ch. 22Frontal lobes I : clinical and anatomical issues273
Ch. 23Frontal lobes II : cognitive issues281
Ch. 24Amnesia I : clinical and anatomical issues289
Ch. 25Amnesia II : cognitive issues303
Ch. 26Confabulation315
Ch. 27Semantic memory impairments325
Ch. 28Acalculia and number processing disorders331
Ch. 29Disorders of skilled movements : limb apraxia341
Ch. 30Callosal disconnection349
Ch. 31Alzheimer's disease361
Ch. 32Frontotemporal dementia371
Ch. 33Dementia in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's desease, and related disorders381
Ch. 34Mental retardation397
Ch. 35Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder407
Ch. 36Autism and related conditions419
Ch. 37Developmental reading disorders433
Ch. 38Molecular genetics of cognitive developmen453

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