Cognitive Neurology: A Clinical Textbook

Stefano F. Cappa, Jubin Abutalebi, Jean François Démonet, Paul C. Fletcher, Peter Garrard

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Abstract

The study of patients affected by disorders of the central nervous system is one of the crucial research methods for investigating the organization of cognitive functions in the brain. However, many clinicians remain unaware of the significant advances that have taken place in the field of cognitive neuroscience in the last decades. This book provides an introduction to the cognitive and behavioural aspects of the clinical practice of neurology. Most of the contributors combine an active clinical practice with a leading role in their respective research area, and have provided concise summaries of the theoretical advances that they consider to be potentially relevant for the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients. This general approach has led to a format which is different from the many textbooks of neuropsychology that have appeared in the last few years. The organization of the material follows the main issues of diagnostic evaluation, clinical presentation, and management. As a consequence, the book deals not only with the classical neuropsychological syndromes associated with stroke and degenerative dementias, but also with other common clinical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, head injury, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders, which are often neglected in neuropsychology textbooks.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages536
ISBN (Print)9780191724213, 9780198569275
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 2012

Keywords

  • Active clinical practice
  • Brain
  • Central nervous system
  • Clinical presentation
  • Cognitive functions
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychological syndromes
  • Neuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Cappa, S. F., Abutalebi, J., Démonet, J. F., Fletcher, P. C., & Garrard, P. (2012). Cognitive Neurology: A Clinical Textbook. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569275.001.0001