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Introduction to Neuropsychology


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I. Introduction1. The Discipline of Neuropsychology2. The Structure of the Central Nervous SystemII. Clinical Studies3. The Frontal Lobes4. The Temporal Lobes5. The Parietal Lobes6. The Occipital Lobes7. Language8. Degenerative Diseases and Profound Brain Injury9. The Subcortex and PsychosurgeryIII. Experimental Studies10. Split Brains and Dual Minds11. Divided Visual Field Studies12. Dichotic Listening13. Electrophysiology and Imaging14. Individual Differences: Gender and HandednessIV. Applications15. Neuropsychological Practice16. Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology

About the Author

J. Graham Beaumont, PhD, CPsychol, FBPsS, is Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, London, United Kingdom. Widely published, Professor Beaumont is a past Honorary General Secretary of the British Psychological Society and Chair of the Division of Neuropsychology, and holds an Honorary Chair at Roehampton University, London. He was formerly a Reader and Associate Dean for Combined Science at the University of Leicester and Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Swansea University.


"An excellent introductory text. It is clearly written, with humor and many interesting comments. All the striking neuropsychological syndromes are lucidly described, and students will know that they are learning from a true expert with over 30 years of experience to draw on. The new chapters on imaging, degenerative conditions, profound forms of brain injury, and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, as well as the increased focus on rehabilitation, are valuable additions which students will find fascinating. While the text will be particularly valuable for graduate students specializing in clinical neuropsychology, beginners in the field also will find it useful and accessible." -" Andrew Mayes, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom "The superb first edition of Introduction to Neuropsychology has been prominently displayed on my bookshelf and used in my teaching. Covering both clinical and experimental applications, this book provides what I have always found to be the best approach for teaching students the art and science of neuropsychological assessment. The second edition retains all of the good qualities of its predecessor and adds key advances in the clinical neurosciences, including brain imaging. This highly readable book constitutes an essential overview of the field, and I plan on using it in my Introduction to Human Neuropsychology course." - "Erin D. Bigler, Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, USA "Beaumont produced a classic with his first edition. The second edition continues the tradition while presenting a comprehensive, well-balanced, and accessible introduction to modern clinical neuropsychology. It provides an overview of syndromes, symptoms, methods, and commonly used techniques. This book sets a new standard for neuropsychology texts." - "Antonio E. Puente, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA

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