By Rosaleen A. McCarthy

This publication is exclusive in that it provides equivalent weight to the mental and neurological techniques to the learn of cognitive deficits in sufferers with mind lesions. the result's a balanced and complete research of cognitive abilities and talents that departs from the extra traditional syndrome technique favorite via neurologists and the anti-localizationist standpoint of cognitive psychologists.

Gives an introductory account of the center subject material of cognitive neuropsychology**Provides a accomplished overview of the key deficits of human cognitive function**Offers the services of 2 scientists who're additionally working towards neuropsychologists

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The latter consideration is important since the retrieval and/or comprehension of spoken colour names may be specifically impaired in some patients (see Chapters 6 and 7). There are three main methods for the assessment of knowledge by colours independently of their names. , all shades of red, all shades of green). This has the disadvantage of being a conceptually abstract task demanding concept formation which is also sensitive to impairments of problem solving (see Chapter 16). 14 (A) Example from Shallice's Abstract Word-Picture Matching test.

He was unable to choose the appropriate crayon, but having coloured a drawing he was capable of saying whether it was appropriate or not (Kinsbourne δι Warrington, 1964a). De Renzi δι Spinnler (1967) and Tzavaras, Hécaen, δι LeBras (1971) used this task in group studies. Both investigations found that a high proportion of patients obtained scores below that of the worst control. The problem with this procedure is that any misrecognition of the object may confound results. Anatomical Considerations Sensory Discrimination Unilateral occipital lobe lesions give rise to impairment in processing visual sensory information in the visual field which is contralateral to the site of the lesion.

For example, when given the drawing of a carrot he responded, "I have not even the glimmerings of an idea. The bottom point seems solid and the other bits are feathery. It does not seem to be logical unless it is some kind of a brush" (Humphreys & Riddoch, 1987a). Humphreys & Riddoch have argued that the patient was unable to integrate the information about the details he could see into a "global" form or shape. ; Colour Disproportionate impairment of colour perception, termed achromatopsia, can occur as a selective deficit in patients with cerebral lesions.

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