The Neuropsychology of Attention

Authors: Cohen, Ronald A.

  • Integrates current neuropsychological knowledge with research coming from cognitive and neuroscientific research
  • Presents information derived from recent developments in the fields of functional and structural brain imaging
  • Updated clinical chapters offer state of the art methods for the assessment and treatment of attention disturbances, providing possibilities for addressing these and other real-life concerns
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About this book

It has been 15 years since the original publication of Neuropsychology of Attention. At the time of its publication, attention was a construct that had long been of theoretical interest in the field of psychology and was receiving increased research by cognitive scientists. Yet, attention was typically viewed as a nuisance variable; a factor that needed to be accounted for when assessing brain function, but of limited importance in its own right.

There is a need for a new edition of this book within Neuropsychology to present an updated and integrated review of what is know about attention, the disorders that affect it, and approaches to its clinical assessment and treatment. Such a book will provide perspectives for experimental neuropsychological study of attention and also provide clinicians with insights on how to approach this neuropsychological domain.

About the authors

Ronald Cohen, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital and Director of Neuropsychology at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Cohen is an active researcher in clinical and cognitive neuroscience with over 50 publications. His research interests include the study of brain-behavior relationships, particularly with respect to attention, timing, and executive functioning. His clinical research interests include the neural bases of violence, cardiovascular disease influences on neurocognitive functioning, and Alzheimer's and related dementia. Recent work has been initiated to examine neurobehavioral effects of brain nicotinic function. Cohen is actively involved in the training of interns and postdoctoral fellows.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“Attention is a core cognitive function, impacting all other functions of the brain. Recognized as a primary component of cognitive functioning in a variety of illnesses, it is thoroughly reviewed and explored in this book. … The book is intended for neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, health psychologists, physicians, and educators. … this is an excellent, comprehensive resource on nearly everything happening in the world of attention.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2014)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cohen, Ronald A.

    Pages 3-10

  • Historical and Philosophical Antecedents

    Cohen, Ronald A.

    Pages 11-17

  • Cognitive Psychology of Attention: Foundations

    Cohen, Ronald A.

    Pages 19-53

  • Cognitive Science of Attention: Current Concepts and Approaches

    Cohen, Ronald A.

    Pages 55-68

  • Intention, Response Selection, and Executive-Attention

    Cohen, Ronald A.

    Pages 69-87

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Neuropsychology of Attention
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72639-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72639-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72638-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7877-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVII, 978
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 illustrations in colour
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