Volume 1. Handbook of Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition

1st Edition

Introduction (Section 1) and Attention (Section 2)

Editors:

  • Francois Boller
  • Jordan Grafman
    • Print ISBN 9780444503671

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Introduction (F. Boller, J. Grafman)

    The clinical evaluation of mental status (M.P. Alexander). Clinical neuropsychological tests and assessment techniques (R.K. Heaton, T.D. Marcotte). Classification and modelling in neuropsychology: from groups to single cases (E. Capitani, M. Laiacona). The lesion method in cognitive neuroscience (H. Damasio). Hemispheric interactions and specializations: insights from the split brain (M.G. Funnell, P.M. Corballis, M.S. Gazzaniga). Cerebral hemispheric specialization in normal individuals: experimental assessment (J.B. Hellige). Event-related brain potentials in the study of human cognition and neuropsychology (T.F. Münte, T.P. Urbach, E. Düzel, M. Kutas). Prospects in cognitive neuroimaging: the case of language functions (J.-F. DJmonet, D. Cardebat). Methodologies for the computer modeling of human cognitive processes (D.C. Plaut). Neural and connectionist models in neuropsychology (J.A. Reggia, E. Ruppin, R.S. Berndt). The methodological foundations of human neuropsychology: studies in brain-damaged patients (G. Vallar). Methods and converging evidence in neuropsychology (L.C. Robertson, K.L. Schendel). The role of cognitive theory in neuropsychological research (G. Miceli).

    Section 2: Attention (G. Rizzolatti)

    Visuospatial attention (C. Umiltà). Selective attention to objects and time (K. Shapiro, A.P. Hillstrom, M. Husain). Unilateral neglect in humans (E. Bisiach, G. Vallar). Spatial neglect: neurophysiological bases, cortical circuits and theories (G. Rizzolatti, A. Berti, V. Gallese).

    Details

    No. of pages:
    560
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2001
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    Print ISBN:
    9780444503671

    About the editors

    Francois Boller

    François Boller, M.D., Ph.D. has been co-Series Editor of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology since 2002. He.is a board-certified neurologist currently Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University Medical School (GW) in Washington, DC. He was born in Switzerland and educated in Italy where he obtained a Medical Degree at the University of Pisa. After specializing in Neurology at the University of Milan, Dr. Boller spent several years at the Boston VA and Boston University Medical School, including a fellowship under the direction of Dr. Norman Geschwind. He obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he was in charge of Neuroscience teaching at the Medical School and was nominated Teacher of the Year. In 1983, Dr. Boller became Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh where he founded and directed one of the first NIH funded Alzheimer Disease Research Centers in the country. In 1989, he was put in charge of a Paris-based INSERM Unit dedicated to the neuropsychology and neurobiology of cerebral aging. He returned to the United States and joined the NIH in 2005, before coming to GW in July 2014. Dr. Boller’s initial area of interest was aphasia and related disorders; he later became primarily interested in cognitive disorders and dementia with emphasis on the correlates of cognitive disorders with pathology, neurophysiology and imaging. He was one of the first to study the relation between Parkinson and Alzheimer disease, two processes that were thought to be unrelated. His current area of interest is Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with emphasis on the early and late stages of the disease. He is also interested in the history of Neurosciences and is Past President of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neurology, the official Journal of the European Federation of Neuro