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Written by two masterful researchers and educators, Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology was the first textbook to introduce students to the scientific exploration of human behavior from a neuroscientist’s perspective. With this updated edition, Bryan Kolb and Ian Whishaw again take students to the very forefront of one of the most eventful and impactful areas of scientific inquiry today, making an extraordinary amount of recent research and the real-world impact of those discoveries fascinating and accessible.
Bryan Kolb received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973. He conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Western Ontario and the Montreal Neurological Institute. He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1976, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor's Chair in Neuroscience. His current research examines how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various factors, including hormones, experience, psychoactive drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to behavior in the normal and diseased brain. Kolb is a Killam Fellow (Canada Council) and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of the Hebb Prize from CPA and from the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) and is a former president of the CSBBCS. He is one of the theme leaders in the Canadian Stroke Network. He is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary, as well as the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta.
Ian Q. Whishaw received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1971. He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1970, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor's Chair in Neuroscience. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, Cambridge University, and the Unviersity of Strasbourg, France. He is a Fellow of Clair Hall, Cambridge, and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta. His current research examines how the precise details of movements are influenced by injury or disease to the motor systems of rodents and humans and how animals and humans move through real and mental space. Whishaw is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada, and the Institute for Scientific Information includes him in its list of most cited neuroscientists. He is a recipient of a Bronze medal from the Canadian Humane Society, a recipient of the Ingrid Speaker medal for research, and President of NeuroDetective, Inc.
Table of Contents
Part I Background 1. The Development of Neuropsychology 2. Research on the Origins of the Human Brain and Behavior 3. Nervous System Organization 4. The Structure and Electrical Activity of Neurons 5. Communication Between Neurons 6. The Influence of Drugs and Hormones on Behavior7. Imaging the Brain’s Activity Part II Cortical Organization 8. Organization of the Sensory Systems 9. Organization of the Motor System 10. Principles of Neurocortical Function 11. Cerebral Asymmetry 12. Variations in Cerebral Asymmetry
Part III Cortical Functions 13. The Occipital Lobes 14. The Parietal Lobes 15. The Temporal Lobes 16. The Frontal Lobes 17. Cortical Networks and Disconnection Syndromes
Part IV Higher Functions 18. Learning and Memory 19. Language 20. Emotion and the Social Brain21. Spatial Behavior 22. Attention and Consciousness Part V Plasticity and Disorders 23. Brain Development and Plasticity 24. Neurodevelopmental Disorders 25. Plasticity, Recovery, and Rehabilitation of the Adult Brain 26. Neurological Disorders 27. Psychiatric and Related Disorders 28. Neuropsychological Assessment