Neurobehavior of Language and Cognition

Neurobehavior of Language and Cognition : Studies of Normal Aging and Brain Damage

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This volume has been composed as an appreciation of Martin L. Albert in the year of his 60th birthday. At least one contributor to each paper in this volume has been touched by Marty in some way; lie has mentored some, been a fellow student with some, and been a colleague to most. These contributors, as well as many others, view Marty as a gifted scientist and a wonderful human being. The breadth of his interests and intellectual pursuits is truly impressive; this breadth is reflected, only in part. by the diversity of the papers in this volume. His interests have ranged from psychopharmacology to cross-cultural understanding of dementia, through the aphasias, to the history of the fields that touch on behavioral neurology, especially neurology per se, cognitive psychology, speech-language pathology, and linguistics. Throughout his scholarly work, Martha Taylor Sarno notes, Marty never loses the human perspective, e. g. , the "powerfully disabling effect on the individual person" with aphasia or other neurological disorder. For those readers who only how a portion of his work, we thought that we should describe him here. Many of the people whom Marty has influenced have been able to contribute to this volume. We have invited some others who were unable to contribute to express their appreciation for him, as well.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 401 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 748.44g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2002 ed.
  • XVII, 401 p.
  • 0792378776
  • 9780792378778

Table of contents

Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Language in Healthy Adults. Neural Change, Cognitive Reserve and Behavioral Compensation in Rapid Encoding and Memory for Spoken Language in Adult Aging; A. Wingfield, et al. Factors Underlying Comprehension of Accented English; M. Goral, et al. Language in Brain Damage: Dementia. Word and Pseudoword Repetition in Alzheimer's Disease; M.-C. Goldblum, et al. Sentence Comprehension in Alzheimer's Disease; D. Caplan, G. Waters. Writing Impairments in Alzheimer's Disease; G. Glosser, V.W. Henderson. Language in Brain Damage: Aphasia. Neurobehavioral Models for Aphasia Rehabilitation; N. Helm-Estabrooks. Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy: New Concepts for Aphasic Individuals and Their Partners; A.L. Holland. Neuroimaging in Severe Aphasia and Outcome Following Treatment with the Nonverbal, Computer-Assisted Visual Communication Program, C-ViC; M.A. Naeser, et al. Combinatorial Operations in Sentence Comprehension; E. Zurif, M. Pinango. Primary Progressive Aphasia: Dissociation of the Loss of Syntax and Semantics in a Biologically Determined Brain Degeneration; A. Kertesz. Pharmacotherapy of Aphasia; Y. Tanaka, D.L. Bachman. Understanding Cognitive Functioning Through Brain Damage. The Neural Basis of Working Memory: Evidence from Neuropsychological, Pharmacological and Neuroimaging Studies; M. D'Esposito. Language Functions in Parkinson's Disease: Evidence for a Neurochemistry of Language; P. McNamara, R. Durso. Asymmetries of Brain Function in Alcoholism: Relationship to Aging; M. Oscar-Berman, H.E. Schendan. Cognitive Perspectives on Humor Comprehension after Brain Injury; H. Brownell, A. Stringfellow. Anosognosia; K.M. Heilman, et al. DoctorFrancase-Study of Deep Dyslexia; A.R. Lecours, et al. Dissociating Speed from Automaticity in the Stroop Task: Evidence from a Case of Progressive Posterior Cortical Atrophy; K.C. Lindfield, et al. The Role of Memory in Estimating Time: A Neuropsychological Analysis; M. Kinsbourne. Neurobehavioral Assessment. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease: Assessment and Management; S. McPherson, J. Cummings. Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia: An Update; N. Wolfe. Validation of the Neurobehavioral Evaluation System (NES) in Patients with Focal Brain Damage; R. Diamond, et al. Neurology of Aging; J.E. Knoefel, J.C. Adair. Index.
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