<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice (Andrewes (David)) - Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</title> <link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /> </head> <a name="Top"></a> <BODY> <div id="header"> <HR><H1>Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</H1></div> <hr><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../BookSummary_1169.htm">Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice</A></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../../../Authors/A/Author_Andrewes (David).htm">Andrewes (David)</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3>This Page provides (where held) the <b>Abstract</b> of the above <b>Book</b> and those of all the <b>Papers</b> contained in it.</td></tr><tr><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td><td><A HREF = "../BookCitings_1169.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Book</A></td><td><A HREF = "../BooksToNotes_1169.htm">Notes Citing this Book</A></td></tr></tr></TABLE></CENTER><hr> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>BOOK ABSTRACT: </B><BR><BR><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_B1169_1">Amazon</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_B1169_1"></A> Book Description</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>This comprehensive textbook provides an up-to-date and accessible account of the theories that seek to explain the complex relationship between brain and behaviour. Drawing on the latest research findings from the disciplines of neuropsychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology, the author provides contemporary models of neuropsychological processes. The book provides a fresh perspective that takes into account the modern advances of functional neuroimaging and other new research techniques.</li><li>The emphasis at all times is on bridging the gap between theory and practice - discussion of theoretical models is framed in a clinical context and the author makes frequent use of case studies to illustrate the clinical context. There is coverage of the neuropsychology of disorders associated with areas such as perception, attention, memory and language, emotion, and movement. A third-generation text, this book uniquely aims to integrate these different areas by describing the common influences of these functions. Following on from this there is information on the clinical management of patients in the area of recovery and rehabilitation. These last chapters focus on the author's own experience and illustrate the importance of a more systematic approach to intervention, which takes into account theoretical views of recovery from brain damage.</li><li><em>Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice</em> is the first comprehensive textbook to cover research from all disciplines committed to understanding neuropsychology. It will provide a valuable resource for students, professionals and clinicians.</li><li>Dr Andrewes completed his PhD in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of London. He worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry before taking a post as lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1984. Being also a qualified clinical neuropsychologist he has extensive clinical experience particularly with patients with epilepsy, traumatic brain injured patients and patients with dementia. He has had an honorary appointment with the Royal Melbourne Hospital since 1986. He is now an Associate professor within the Department of Psychology and has an honorary appointment at the Royal Park Campus of the Royal Melbourne Hospital rehabilitation centre where he researches with Stroke patients. His main research focus at the present time is in the area of Rehabilitation and emotional dysfunction following brain damage. On the basis of his contribution to neuropsychology he was elected a fellow of the British psychological Society in 2003. </li></ol></FONT><BR><u>Author s Introduction</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>This book derives from the author's own teaching to medical students and advanced undergraduate psychology students, and some postgraduate teaching. The chapters have therefore been developed from basic to more advanced levels of teaching. While the student intending to take neuropsychology to a higher level will find this book useful even at an early stage in their undergraduate education, the text is largely aimed at the more advanced student. As the title would suggest, this text may be particularly useful to students who are ultimately considering a clinically oriented career within the health-related sciences or clinicians who wish to "brush up" on their neuropsychology. </li><li>Although this text is not a book on clinical neuropsychology, it reflects the author's own background as a researcher and clinician. There are books that cover theoretical issues and books on clinical issues, and this one is an attempt to bring these areas together without compromising a theoretical approach. </li><li>This book was developed partly out of the perceived need to bring together topics that have been traditionally treated separately. There is an attempt to provide what the author refers to as a third-generation text in neuropsychology. <ul type="disc"><li>A first-generation text is seen as one of the traditional type where each chapter was devoted to a different lobe of the brain. Such an approach tends to ignore the brain dynamics, the way different brain areas interact to provide function, a feature that is well illustrated by functional neuroimaging studies. </li><li>A second-generation text discusses neuropsychology in terms of functional topics such as memory or perception, allowing brain dynamics to be described in terms of a particular functional goal. This is an advantage because this approach allows the brain to be viewed as a network of systems, with different brain areas contributing towards a function in concert. </li><li>However, a third-generation text attempts to show links and a synthesis between these various functional areas. In this way the various overlaps between topics are revealed. Terms like attention and perception are developed by us, and the brain does not recognise the borderlines that we have artificially provided. It is important that a third-generation text recognises that these functions influence each other. </li></ul></li><li>A second theme within this book is to provide a polemic within which to view what is a rapidly changing science. As an educator one of the greatest pleasures is to see a student develop a sense of power as they supply their own interpretations to a set of interesting results. This developing independence is an indication of a style of thinking that promises a development of knowledge long after leaving university. In order to encourage this kind of approach the book sometimes discusses the progression of thinking towards a final conclusion as a way of showing how the detective story of neuropsychology may be logically unravelled. </li><li>Finally, it is with some trepidation that the author has produced a book during the first Kuhnian explosion of a new paradigm referred to as <em>functional imaging</em>. These new techniques allow the metabolic dynamics of the brain to be inspected while the patient completes a task. A literature search of key words gives an indication of the rapidity with which researchers have embraced this research tool. Since 1990 the number of studies using these techniques has doubled. Even with a healthy degree of scepticism and caution it is easy to see that functional imaging is the most amazing advance in the search for knowledge that neuropsychology has ever seen. The golden age of neuropsychology has arrived and I hope readers will enjoy sharing it with me. </li></ol></FONT> <u>Sections</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>An introducrion to modern Neoropsychology  1<ul type="disc"><li>General introduction  1</li><li>Functional neuroanatomy  2</li><li>An introduction to historical and modern research perspectives within neuropsychology  15</li><li>A guide to issues covered  31</li></ul></li><li>Disorders of perception  35<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  35</li><li>Visual sensation  37</li><li>The organisation of perception: hierarchical and parallel modular systems  41</li><li>Clinical disorders of perception  49</li><li>Object recognition  60</li><li>The special case of face recognition  64</li><li>Awareness of perceptual deficit and imagery  78</li><li>Bottom-up versus top-down disorders and the executive influence  81</li></ul></li><li>Executive dysfunction  85<ul type="disc"><li>Executive dysfunction  85</li><li>Features of executive dysfunction  88</li><li>Executive dysfunction following subcortical atrophy  104</li><li>Models of the executive system  108</li><li>Executive dysfunction and the prefrontal cortex: the orbital, dorsolateral, and medial systems  121</li><li>Towards a model of executive function  130</li><li>Why executive function?  135</li></ul></li><li>Disorders of attention  139<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  139</li><li>A brief historical background of theory  140</li><li>A clinical description of attention disorders  167</li><li>Models of neglect  180</li><li>Relationships between attention and perception within attentional disorders  196</li><li>Attention and working memory  200</li><li>Relationship between terms of attention and process  201</li><li>Overview  204</li></ul></li><li>Memory disorders  207<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  207</li><li>A neuropsychological model of memory  208</li><li>Neuropsychological issues and memory disorders  228</li><li>Amnesia  238</li><li>Theoretical perspectives on retrograde amnesia  253</li><li>A neuropsychological model of memory  259</li></ul></li><li>Disorders of cerebral symmetry  271<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  271</li><li>The split-brain operation  275</li><li>The split-brain disconnection syndromes  277</li><li>Specialised contributions of the two hemispheres  277</li><li>Alien hand and conscious awareness  285</li><li>The clinical presentation of disconnection syndrome  286</li><li>Recovery from split-brain surgery  287</li><li>The nature of interhemispheric integration  288</li></ul></li><li>Language disorders  291<BR><b>PART 1: LANGUAGE SYNDROMES AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS</b>  291<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  291</li><li>Historical notes  292</li><li>Some introductory concepts: the example of anomia  295</li><li>The language area  298</li><li>A model of language disorders  298</li><li>The perisylvian aphasias  302</li><li>The transcortical aphasias  319</li><li>Subcortical aphasia  325</li><li>Language and the right hemisphere  329</li><li>Towards a new model of language disorders  332</li></ul><b>PART 2: A COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE</b>  338<ul type="disc"><li>Anomia according to sensory modality  338</li><li>Acalculia  345</li><li>The agraphias  349</li><li>Alexia and agraphia  351</li><li>The acquired dyslexias  353</li><li>Final comment  360</li></ul></li><li>Movement disorders  363<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  363</li><li>The primary motor and sensory areas  365</li><li>The cortical motor system  370</li><li>Apraxia and the motor engram  375</li><li>The basal ganglia system  380</li><li>The cerebellum system  390</li><li>General summary  394</li></ul></li><li>Emotional disorders  397<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  397</li><li>The emotional system  401</li><li>Further aspects of emotional and social dysfunction from the clinical perspective  424</li><li>Theories of lateralised emotional expression within the clinical context  426</li><li>Neuropsychological theories of emotional and social dysfunction in psychiatric conditions  433</li><li>General summary  444</li></ul></li><li>Recovery from brain damage  449<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  449</li><li>Mechanisms of recovery  451</li><li>Features that influence the recovery process: a clinical perspective  464</li><li>Factors that encourage recovery  472</li></ul></li><li>Rehabilitation  477<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction  477</li><li>The application of techniques  481</li><li>The limitations of the patient  488</li><li>General comments  497</li><li>Addendum 1  498</li><li>Addendum 2  499</li></ul></li><li>Integration between neuropsychological functions  501<ul type="disc"><li>Towards a third-generation text on neuropsychology  501</li><li>Links within the long-term memory store (LTMS): the influence of past experience on memory, attention, perception, and language  502</li><li>Attention within perception  503</li><li>Executive influences on attention, perception, memory, and language  503</li><li>Appendix  505</li><li>References  509</li></ul></li><li>Author Index  575<BR>Subject Index  593 </li></ol></FONT><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U> (<a name="1"></a>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1169.htm">Andrewes (David) - Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice</A>")</B><a name="On-Page_Link_B1169_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_B1169_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: This is effectively the blurb on the back cover. <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><B>BOOK COMMENT: </B><BR><BR>Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, Hove, 2004 reprint. 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