The Neuropsychology of Consciousness

The Neuropsychology of Consciousness

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A book intended for advanced undergraduates of psychology and neuroscience and for experimental psychologists, which presents recent and theoretical contributions to the neuropsychological approach to understanding consciousness. It brings together leading world authorities in the area to review existing literature, describe new findings, and offer contrasting approaches. Theoretical developments regarding "aware" and "unaware" processes in cognition, are discussed. Features include studies of breakdowns in awareness following brain damage, and an examination of the cognitive processes involved in perception, language, memory and attention.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • indices
  • 0124980457
  • 9780124980457

Table of contents

Reflections on blindsight, A.Cowey and P.Stoerig; covert processing in different visual recognition systems, G.W. Humphreys et al; face recognition and awareness after brain injury, A.W. Young and E.H.F. de Haan; attentional mechanisms and conscious experience, M.I. Posner and M.K. Rothbart; understanding consciousness - clues from unilateral neglect and related disorders, E. Bisiach; disorders of perceptual awareness, A.D. Milner; the distinction between implicit and explicit language function - evidence from aphasia, L.K. Tyler; consciousness and awareness in memory and amnesia - critical issues, D.L. Schacter; unconscious influences of memory - dissociations and automaticity, L.L. Jacoby and C. Kelley; automatic memory processes in amnesia - how are they mediated?, A.R. Mayes; conscious and unconscious processes in language and memory, M.D. Rugg.
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