Disorders of Visual Processing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444512338, 9780444529275

Disorders of Visual Processing, Volume 5

1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology Series

Editors: Gastone Celesia
eBook ISBN: 9780444529275
Paperback ISBN: 9780444512338
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th August 2005
Page Count: 563

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Visual System. Morphology and physiology of the retina. Anatomy and physiology of the visual pathways and cortex. Visual attention and visual awareness.
Section 2 Methodologies and techniques. Electroretinography. The multifocal electroretinogram. Visual evoked potentials. Oscillatory responses and gamma band activity. Visual evoked magneto potentials, visual evoked magnetic fields and magnetic stimulations of the visual cortex. Psychophysical techniques. Visual cognitive ERPs. Assessment of vision in infants and young children. Role of clinical neurophysiology in assessing both normal and pathological processing of visual information.
Section 3 Disorders of peripheral visual processing. Color vision deficiencies. Genetically determined disorders of retinal function. Acquired retinopathies. Experimental genetic disorders and visual neurophysiology.
Section 4 Disorders of central visual processing. Central disorders of visual processing - a pragmatic classification. Positive spontaneous visual phenomena. Optic neuropathies and disorders of optic chiasma. Visual field defects of central origin. Visual apperception and agnosia. Cortical blindness and visual anosognosia. Blindsight - hypotheses and clinical implications. Achromatopsia and chromatic blindsight. Visual disfunction in disorders with altered dopaminergic neurotransmission. Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders. Dementia and alzheimer's disease. Epilepsy and visual phenomena.
Section 5 Future advances. Future advances and applications.


A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology series on the visual system.

Key Features

  • The ultimate reference source for clinical neurophysiologists on disorders of visual processing.
  • Volume in a prestigious series published in association with the International Federation of clinical Neurophysiology.
  • International contributor list drawn from around the world.
  • Discusses anatomy and physiology, techniques used in clinical neurophysiology, disorders of peripheral visual processing and disorders of central visual processing.


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About the Editors

Gastone Celesia

Gastone Celesia Editor

Dr. Celesia received his medical degree magna cum laude from the University of Genoa Medical School in Italy and his master of science degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Canada. He completed a Neurology residency at the Montreal Neurological Institute and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neurophysiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Dr. Celesia is board certified in Neurology. He is a member of several medical societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He was President of the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology in 1993 to 1995. He was Editor-in-Chief of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, an international medical journal from 1987 to 1999.

Dr. Celesia has published more than 190 articles on neurological disorders and has been an invited speaker at various meetings both nationally and internationally. He has been a Professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin Madison from 1974 to 1982. At Loyola University of Chicago, Dr. Celesia was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Director of the Laboratories of Clinical Neurophysiology from 1983 to 1999. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Herbert Jasper Award by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.

He is internationally known for his research in auditory and visual disorders. In 1969 in collaboration with F. Puletti he mapped the auditory cortex of humans undergoing surgery for the treatment of intractable epilepsy.

In 2005 he edited a book on “Disorders of Visual Processing” and in 2013 a book on Disorders of Peripheral and Central Auditory Processing both published by Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Dr. Celesia has helped train many neurologists and clinical neurophysiologists. Four of his former fellows are now chairing department of neurology or neurophysiology.

As a member of American Neurological Association he has chaired the Ethic Committee in 1994. Together with Dr. F. Plum he represented the ANA in the Multi-Society task Force on Persistent Vegetative State.

As a liaison from the IFCN (International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology) to the Latino American Chapter of IFCN he has fostered clinical neurophysiology education in South America.

In July, 2004 he retired as a professor of Neurology at Loyola and is now an adviser to the department of clinical neurophysiology at Kyushu University in Fukuoka Japan, an ex-officio member of the board of The Chicago Council for Science and Technology. He is member of the research committee of the Instituto Chiossone for the Blind in Genova Italy and of the European Task Force on the Vegetative State.

He volunteers at the Field Museum of Chicago Department of Zoology were he has contributed to the research of lions in Africa and recently published the effects of changing global climate on the distribution of the African lion.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA