Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This text balances experimental and clinical perspectives with a survey of a variety of mental functions. In a conversational style, the author provides clear, accessible explanations of difficult concepts, making use of analogies and case studies to illustrate them. A consistent structure throughout each chapter defines a mental function and the role of each part or parts of the brain in that function, followed by a discussion of what neuropsychological syndromes say about the cognitive and neural organization of the mental function. Extensive coverage of current research in the field includes over 600 new references new to the Second Edition. Updated and expanded coverage of state-of-the art research techniques includes MRI, optical imaging, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as information on how these methods work and new findings based on them.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Nervous System
How Neurons Communicate
Hemispheric Specialization
Neural Bases of Mental Functions
Motor Control
Object Recognition
Spatial Processing
Executive function
Broad-based Phenomena
Plasticity Across the Life Span
Generalized Cognitive Disorders
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