Cognitive Neuropsychology

A Clinical Introduction


  • Rosaleen McCarthy, University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • Elizabeth Warrington, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London, U.K.

This book is unique in that it gives equal weight to the psychological and neurological approaches to the study of cognitive deficits in patients with brain lesions. The result is a balanced and comprehensive analysis of cognitive skills and abilities that departs from the more usual syndrome approach favored by neurologists and the anti-localizationist perspective of cognitive psychologists.
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Graduate students in neuropsychology and clinical psychology, and students in neurology and psychiatry.


Book information

  • Published: October 1990
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-481846-0


"The text is well written, avoids jargon, and clearly assembles theoretical and anatomical considerations in a wide variety of contexts... this excellent volume will be a boon to a wide variety of neuroscientists."

"Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Clinical Introduction by R. McCarthy and E. Warrington is, quite simply, the clearest, most comprehensive, and up-to-date account of the discipline in print. The volume's coverage is exemplary for those areas where a substantial database exists: object and face recognition, spatial perception, voluntary action, perception, comprehension and production of language, reading and writing, arithmetic calculation, memory, and problem solving."

Table of Contents

Introduction. Visual Object Recognition. Face Recognition. Spatial Perception. Voluntary Actions. Language Comprehension. Word Retrieval. Sentence Processing. Speech Production. Reading. Spelling and Writing. Calculation. Short Term Memory. Autobiographical Memory. Material Specific Memory. Problem Solving. Conclusion. Index.