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Neuropsychology

From Theory to Practice, 2nd Edition

By David Andrewes

Psychology Press – 2011 – 624 pages

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Description

The second edition of this comprehensive handbook for students of Neuropsychology gives a thorough overview of the complex relationship between brain and behaviour. Drawing on the latest research findings from neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neurochemistry and neuropsychology it explores and analyses contemporary models of neuropsychological processes to provide students with new insights into neuropsychology.

The book is organised around the main neuropsychological disorders in the areas of perception, executive dysfunction, attention, memory, cerebral asymmetry, language, movement and consciousness. The emphasis throughout is on bridging the gap between theory and practice, and as such the author provides frequent links to clinical issues of both assessment and rehabilitation to build a clear understanding of the application of the theoretical issues. The final few chapters illustrate the importance of a more systematic approach to intervention, which takes into account theoretical views of recovery from brain damage.

New to this edition:

  • Brand new chapter on Disorders of Consciousness
  • New format to each chapter that includes a basic knowledge section for students new to the subject and a "further topics" section for a more advanced treatment of the area
  • New section in each chapter that provides examples of neuroscientific approaches to rehabilitation.
  • Increased pedagogical features, including key terms, chapter summaries and improved presentation of figures and brain diagrams.

Combing theoretical and clinical issues, the second edition of this through and user-friendly textbook will continue to be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Neuropsychology.

Contents

Introduction. Disorders of Perception. Disorders of Attention. Executive Dysfunction. Memory Disorders. Disorders of Cerebral Asymmetry. Language Disorders. Movement Disorders. Emotional Dysfunction. Recovery from Brain Damage. Approaches to Rehabilitation. Disorders of Consciousness.

Name: Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Psychology Press 
Description: By David Andrewes. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook for students of Neuropsychology gives a thorough overview of the complex relationship between brain and behaviour. Drawing on the latest research findings from neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience,...
Categories: Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience