This is a volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Michael J. Aminoff, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Fran§ois Boller, Bethesda, USA; Dick F. Swaab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) covering neuropsychology and behaviour. This volume concentrates on the three major developments that have helped shape the recent advances in this subject: the rise of interdisciplinary work in the cognitive neurosciences; the discovery and application of new tools to investigate neurochemical and neuroanatomical underpinnings of cognition; the wider and more focused use of neuropsychological testing in the charaterisation of neurodegenerative conditions. As well as chapters on the advances in the basic mechanisms there are also chapters addressed to the clinician on how to approach the neuropsychological process.
Table of Contents
Cholinergic components of frontal lobe function and dysfunction. Neurochemistry of cognition: erotonergic and adrenergic mechanisms. Cortical neuroanatomy and cognition. Functional neuroimaging of cognition. Neuropsychology of aging and dementia. Neuropsychological testing: bedside approaches. Anterograde amnesia. Retrograde memory loss. Disorders of semantic memory. Implicit learning and memory. Working memory. The dysexecutive syndromes. Apraxia of speech. Aphasia. Cognitive processes underlying reading and writing and their neural substrates. Apraxia. Acalculia. Hemispatial neglect. Visuospatial and visuoconstructive deficits. Optic ataxia and B¡lintâ€™s syndrome: neuropsychological and neurophysiological prospects. Visual agnosia. Illusory perceptions of the human body and self. The musical brain. Visual art and the brain. Laboratory testing of emotion and frontal cortex. Neuropsychological characterization of mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology of Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Neuropsychology of frontotemporal dementia. Neuropsychology of dementia with Lewy bodies. The neuropsychology of vascular dementia.
- A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology.
- International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field.
- Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care.
Edited by Georg Goldenberg, Neuropsychologische Abteilung, Krankenhaus Munchen Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany; and Bruce L. Miller, Professor of Neurology, AW & Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Chair, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA