Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology

Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology

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Knowledge about brain neuroanatomy has played a major role in elucidating the brain mechanisms underlying psychological processes. Nowhere has the role been stronger than in the study of the relation between specific areas of brain damage and changes in perception, memory, and language. This book is about that particular approach to brain and behavior studies--the lesion method--as applied to humans. It reviews advances made with modern neuroimaging methods (such as x-ray computerized tomography and magnetic resonance scanning) and discusses how the new findings are modifying neuropsychological thinking and helping develop new theories about the neural substrates of cognition. The book also describes a method for the analysis of neuroimaging data that helps researchers and clinicians in neuropsychology to use imaging techniques as a source of neuroanatomical data. Included in the book are magnetic resonance (MR) and computerized tomographic (CT) images of exceptional quality. Based on a decade's work by two neuroscientists of worldwide reputation, this unique volume will be of value to neurologists, neuropsychologists, basic neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, neurolinguists and other researchers and clinicians interested in the relation between brain structure and behavior.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 180 x 256 x 20mm | 821g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 3 colour plates, numerous halftones and line illustrations
  • 019503919X
  • 9780195039191

About Hanna Damasio

Hanna Damasio, M.D., is Professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Antonio R. Damasio, M.D., is Professor and Head of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; The Lesion Method in humans: Overview; Some fundamental discoveries based on the Lesion Method and their theoretical consequences; Multiregional retroactivation: A model for the neural organization subtending cognition; Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance studies: Neuropathological detection; The choice of neuropathological specimens; Timing CT and MR data collection; Neuroanatomical resolution; Neuroanatomical description; Neuroimaging of cerebral asymmetries and of the ventricular system; Roadmaps to neuroanatomy: The development of standard templates; Standard procedure for the analysis of CT and MR images; Sources of error; Problem areas for charting; Appendix; Index; Thematic index of iconographic contents.show more

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highly recommended to those with research interests in neuropsychology, the volume is attractively produced and given the high quality of the illustrations, sensibly priced * Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry *show more

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