Attention Disorders After Right Brain Damage

Living in Halved Worlds

Authors: Bartolomeo, Paolo

  • Blend of clinical and scientific information
  • Anatomical figures help the reader make structure-function correlations in brain-damaged patients
  • Discussion of the most widely-used paper-and-pencil and computerized tests for attentional disorders
  • Abundant illustrations enhance the reader’s understanding of the scientific content and individual case studies
  • Examples of patients’ graphical productions from paper-and-pencil tests showing the reader how to identify spatial neglect signs  
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About this book

This book provides an overview of attentional impairments in brain-damaged patients from both clinical and neuroscientific perspectives, and aims to offer a comprehensive, succinct treatment of these topics useful to both clinicians and scholars. A main focus of the book concerns left visual neglect, a dramatic but often overlooked consequence of right hemisphere damage, usually of vascular origin, but also resulting from other causes such as neurodegenerative conditions. The study of neglect offers a key to understand the brain’s functioning at the level of large-scale networks, and not only based on discrete anatomical structures. Patients are often unaware of their deficits (anosognosia), and often obstinately deny being hemiplegic. Diagnosis is important because neglect predicts poor functional outcome in stroke. Moreover, effective rehabilitation strategies are available, and there are promising possibilities for pharmacological treatments.

Attention Disorders After Right Brain Damage is aimed at clinical neurologists, medics in physical medicine and rehabilitation, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists. It will also be useful for graduate students and medical students who wish to understand the topic of attention systems and improve their knowledge of the neurocognitive mechanisms of attentional deficits. In addition, clinical researchers in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience will find in this book an up to date overview of current research dealing with the attention systems of the human brain.

About the authors

Dr. Paolo Bartolomeo, MD, PhD trained as a clinical neurologist and as a neuroscientist. He is head scientist of the research team investigating the Cognitive Neurosciences of Attention at the Brain and Spine Institute in the Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France, and full professor of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Catholic University, Milan, Italy. By using advanced behavioural, neuroimaging and neurostimulation methods, Dr. Bartolomeo has developed high impact work revealing the structural and functional neuroanatomy of attentional functions in normal individuals and in brain-damaged patients.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Attention Systems of the Human Brain

    Bartolomeo, Paolo

    Pages 1-19

  • Sensorimotor Deficits After Right Brain Damage

    Bartolomeo, Paolo

    Pages 21-33

  • Consequences of Right Hemisphere Lesions on Bodily Awareness and Control

    Bartolomeo, Paolo

    Pages 35-47

  • Unilateral Spatial Neglect: Clinical Aspects

    Bartolomeo, Paolo

    Pages 49-83

  • Experimental Variants of Neglect Tests

    Bartolomeo, Paolo

    Pages 85-104

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5648-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7011-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Attention Disorders After Right Brain Damage
Book Subtitle
Living in Halved Worlds
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5649-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5649-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5648-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7011-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 184
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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