Neuropsychological Studies of Apraxia and Related Disorders
Apraxia is a term used to denote a disorder in the performance of limb, verbal and oral non-verbal gestures, with often preserved ability to perform these same gestures outside the clinical setting in the appropriate situation or environment. Over the past century and particularly in the past four decades, a great deal of research has focused on understanding the nature of this complex disorder.This book is a review of current approaches to the study of apraxia and related action sequencing disorders as well as an examination of the mechanisms thought to underly these disorders. Neuropathological processes associated with apraxia are evaluated and principles of motor control, handedness and bimanual coordination are considered as they relate to the study of apractic disorders.View full description
- Published: February 1985
- Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
- ISBN: 978-0-444-87669-0
Table of ContentsPreface/Introduction. Part 1: Perspectives on Apraxia. Chapters: 1. Historical Perspectives on Neuroanatomical Correlates of Limb Apraxia (P. Faglioni and A. Basso). 2. Methods of Limb Apraxia Examination and Their Bearing on the Interpretation of the Disorder (E. De Renzi). 3. Ideomotor Apraxia: Gestural Discrimination, Comprehension and Memory (L.J. Gonzales Rothi and K.M. Heilman). 4. Apraxia as a Disorder of a System of Signs (H. Hecaen and P. Rondot). 5. Clues to the Nature of Disruptions to Limb Praxis (K. Poeck). 6. Common Considerations in the study of Limb, Verbal and Oral Apraxia (E.A. Roy and P.A. Square). 7. Apraxia and Aphasia, Anatomical and Clinical Relationship (A. Kertesz). 8. Methods in Neuroanatomical Research and an Experimental Study of Limb Apraxia (A. Basso, P. Faglioni and C. Luzzatti). 9. Can the Study of Praxis in Animals Aid in the Study of Apraxia of Humans? (B. Kolb and I.Q. Whishaw). 10. Development Dyspraxia (S. Cermak). Part 2: Concepts and Issues Bearing on Apraxia. 11. Response and Projection: A Reinterpretation of the Premotor Concept (G. Goldberg). 12. A Theory of the Representation, Organization and Timing of Action with Implications for Sequencing Disorders (D.G. MacKay). 13. Performance Differences Between the Hands: Implications for Studying Disruption to Limb Praxis (J.I. Todor and A.L. Smiley). 14. Bimanual Coordination (C.L. MacKenzie and R.G. Marteniuk). Author Index. Subject Index.