Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

Edited by

  • Georg Goldenberg, Neuropsychologische Abteilung, Krankenhaus Munchen Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
  • Bruce Miller, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA USA

This volume presents a comprehensive guide to one of the most important goals of neuroscience, establishing precision structure-function relationships in the brain. Progressing from the early stages of research, specifically the advent of computerized tomography and later, magnetic resonance imaging, this invaluable resource will take clinicians on an all encompassing journey into the ways different fields of neurology can work together to advance our understanding of brain disorders.

Complex topics including the neurochemistry of cognition, neuropsychology of aging and dementia, disorders of semantic memory, working memory, and the dysexecutive syndromes, amongst others, are thoroughly discussed and presented.

Clinicians will find a state-of-the-art reference guide that can be used to further understand how the fields of neuropsychology and behavioral neurology can complement each other to produce advancements in the neurosciences.

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Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51897-2

Table of Contents

Cholinergic components of frontal lobe function and dysfunction. Neurochemistry of cognition: erotonergic and adrenergic mechanisms. Cortical neuroanatomy and cognition. Functional neuroimaging of cognition. Neuropsychology of aging and dementia. Neuropsychological testing: bedside approaches. Anterograde amnesia. Retrograde memory loss. Disorders of semantic memory. Implicit learning and memory. Working memory. The dysexecutive syndromes. Apraxia of speech. Aphasia. Cognitive processes underlying reading and writing and their neural substrates. Apraxia. Acalculia. Hemispatial neglect. Visuospatial and visuoconstructive deficits. Optic ataxia and Bálint’s syndrome: neuropsychological and neurophysiological prospects. Visual agnosia. Illusory perceptions of the human body and self. The musical brain. Visual art and the brain. Laboratory testing of emotion and frontal cortex. Neuropsychological characterization of mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychology of frontotemporal dementia. Neuropsychology of dementia with Lewy bodies. The neuropsychology of vascular dementia.