Routledge – 1999 – 176 pages
Series: Routledge Modular Psychology
Cortical Functions is a companion to Kevin Silber's series title, The Physiological Basis of Behaviour and concentrates on the cerebral cortex, its structure, connections, functions and dysfunctions. John Stirling includes clinical descriptions and case studies to illustrate various forms of agnosia, aphasia and the split brain syndrome. Methods in neuropsychology are reviewed and other chapters provide comprehensive but straightforward coverage of the role of the brain in language, sensation, perception and movement.
The brain and psychological functioning. The structure of the brain. Methods in neuropsychology. Lateralisation. Sensory and motor function. Language and the brain. Visual mechanisms and Perception. Research summaries. Study aids. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.