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Introduction to Neuropsychology 2ed

by J Graham Beaumont Guilford Publications
Pub Date:
05/2008
ISBN:
9781593850685
Format:
Hbk 382 pages
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Now in a substantially revised second edition, this outstanding text gives students a solid grounding in clinical and experimental neuropsychology. The author is a leading authority whose lucid writing style and thorough yet concise coverage of brain localization, anatomy, and their links to cognitive function make the book ideal for undergraduate or graduate use. Reflecting over two decades of major advances in the field—including developments in basic science, assessment, rehabilitation, and clinical research—the text features a significant new section on neuroimaging and a new chapter on degenerative diseases and profound brain injury. It is illustrated with more than 60 figures, including six color plates.

> Eagerly awaited: A substantial update of a classic, well-priced introductory text.
> Accessible, single-authored text integrates what is known about brain structure and cognitive functions.
> 60 illustrations include 6 color plates.

Instructors and students in neuropsychology and clinical neuroscience; also of interest to clinicians.

Will serve as a primary text in introductory neuropsychology courses at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level.

''This excellent second edition has been 25 years in the making. All this while, the superb first edition of [i]Introduction to Neuropsychology[/i] has been prominently displayed on my bookshelf and used in my teaching, precisely for its historical roots to the beginning of clinical neuropsychology and its blend of experimental and practical applications to the discipline. The second edition retains all of the good qualities of its predecessor and adds key advances in the clinical neurosciences, including brain imaging. This highly readable book constitutes an essential overview of the field, and I plan on using it in my Introduction to Human Neuropsychology course.''/m-/Erin D. Bigler, PhD, Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University

''This book is an excellent introductory text. It is clearly written, with humor and many interesting comments. All the striking neuropsychological syndromes are lucidly described, and students will know that they are learning from a true expert with over 30 years of experience to draw on. The new chapters on imaging, degenerative conditions, profound forms of brain injury, and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, as well as the increased focus on rehabilitation, are valuable additions which students will find fascinating. While the text will be particularly valuable for graduate students specializing in clinical neuropsychology, beginners in the field also will find it useful and accessible.''/m-/Andrew Mayes, DPhil, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

''The superb first edition of [i]Introduction to Neuropsychology[/i] has been prominently displayed on my bookshelf and used in my teaching. Covering both clinical and experimental applications, this book provides what I have always found to be the best approach for teaching students the art and science of neuropsychological assessment. The second edition retains all of the good qualities of its predecessor and adds key advances in the clinical neurosciences, including brain imaging. This highly readable book constitutes an essential overview of the field, and I plan on using it in my Introduction to Human Neuropsychology course.''/m-/Erin D. Bigler, PhD, Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University

''Particularly impressive is the coverage of theoretical models of cognitive neuroscience, a unique aspect of the text. An additional exceptional aspect of this book is the reporting on experimental neuropsychology, an often neglected area in many introductory neuropsychology texts. The book also provides excellent coverage of the various types of aphasias, the Glasgow
Coma Scale, and states of consciousness....Students will benefit from the unique synthesis of clinical and experimental information found in the second edition of [i]Introduction to Neuropsychology[/i]. In presenting such information in a comprehensive yet accesible format, Dr. Beaumont succeeds in improving on his already-solid first edition.''
- ]Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (John W.
DenBoer, Vol. 24, No. 2, March 2009)

I. Introduction

1. The Discipline of Neuropsychology

2. The Structure of the Central Nervous System

II. Clinical Studies

3. The Frontal Lobes

4. The Temporal Lobes

5. The Parietal Lobes

6. The Occipital Lobes

7. Language

8. Degenerative Diseases and Profound Brain Injury

9. The Subcortex and Psychosurgery

III. Experimental Studies

10. Split Brains and Dual Minds

11. Divided Visual Field Studies

12. Dichotic Listening

13. Electrophysiology and Imaging

14. Individual Differences: Gender and Handedness

IV. Applications

15. Neuropsychological Practice

16. Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology

"Particularly impressive is the coverage of theoretical models of cognitive neuroscience, a unique aspect of the text. An additional exceptional aspect of this book is the reporting on experimental neuropsychology, an often neglected area in many introductory neuropsychology texts. The book also provides excellent coverage of the various types of aphasias, the Glasgow Coma Scale, and states of consciousness....Students will benefit from the unique synthesis of clinical and experimental information found in the second edition of Introduction to Neuropsychology. In presenting such information in a comprehensive yet accessible format, Dr. Beaumont succeeds in improving on his already-solid first edition."
J. Graham Beaumont, PhD, CPsychol, FBPSs, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Putney, London, United Kingdom