Human Neurosychologie

Cognitive Approaches to Neuropsychology

Editors: Williams, J. Mark (Ed.)

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Since its early development, neuropsychology has examined the manner in which cognitive abilities are mediated by the brain. fudeed, all of neuropsy­ chology, and especially clinical neuropsychology, could be subsumed under this general investigation. However, a variety of factors impeded the close as­ sociation of neuropsychologists and cognitive/experimental psychologists. These factors were prominent influences in both camps, which kept the study of cognition away from a consideration of biological foundations and kept neuropsychology theoretically impoverished. In recent years, these factors have diminished and "cognitive neuropsychology" has become a popular term to describe the new movements to join the study of cognition with the study of brain function. The factors which kept these areas separate were manifestations of his­ torical trends and represent a social distance which largely happened by acci­ dent. The first and perhaps most important factor was that early investigators of cognition and brain function were not psychologists. Most were neurolo­ gists or otlier neuroscientists who were excellent observers of behavior fol­ lowing brain injury but had virtually no theoretical context of cognitive psy­ chology, which would allow them to expand and deepen their understanding of the behavior they were observing. As more psychologists who have such a context have observed the consequences of brain disorders, especially aphasia and amnesia, the study of them has become far more comprehensive as theo­ ries of language and memory derived from cognitive psychology have been incorporated into the investigations.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Four Computational Models for Investigating Neuropsychological Decision-making

    Pages 3-26

    Long, Debra L. (et al.)

  • Acalculia: Multiplication Fact Retrieval in Normal and Impaired Subjects

    Pages 27-43

    Kahn, Helen J.

  • Attentional Imbalances following Head Injury

    Pages 45-59

    Sandson, Jennifer (et al.)

  • Toward a Cognitive Neuropsychology of Complex Learning

    Pages 61-81

    Booker, Jill (et al.)

  • Aging and Spatial Cognition: Current Status and New Directions for Experimental Researchers and Cognitive Neuropsychologists

    Pages 83-100

    Kirasic, Kathleen C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Approaches to Neuropsychology
Editors
  • J. Mark Williams
Series Title
Human Neurosychologie
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5577-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5577-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5579-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 361
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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