Classic Cases in Neuropsychology, Volume 1

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Christopher Code
Psychology Press, 1996 - Psychology - 385 pages
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Within the last decade or so, the importance of detailed examination and theoretical interpretation of the single case has been increasingly recognised in neuropsychology. This book brings together in one volume discussion of the classic cases which have shaped the way we think about the relationships between brain, behaviour and cognition.
The editors were concerned with the important single case. It may be ancient (Broca's case LeBorgne) or modern (Marshall & Newcombe's deep dyslexic G. R.), famous (Phineas Gage), or less well-known (Burckhardt's early psychosurgery cases). But the book is comprehensive in its coverage of contemporary neuropsychological issues. Represented are classic cases in language, memory, perception, attention and praxis. Some of the cases included are rare, or have acted as catalysts to the development of theory. Some have remained the definitive case; many were the first of their type to be described and gave rise to the development of new syndrome entities. Some are still controversial. In some instances, the cases resulted in major paradigm shifts. Some, while still highly influential, were misinterpreted. But most of them were read only by a few in their original form. All the cases included are classics in the sense that they have made a special contribution or are particularly representative.
Each chapter highlights the relevance of the case for the development of neuropsychology, describes the particular features of the case that are interesting and rare, and discusses the theoretical implications.
  

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Contents

An Enigma for Classical Models
13
Charcots Case of Impaired Imagery
31
The First Description of a Primary Progressive
45
Insights from
50
Riddles
53
Bodamer on Prosopagnosia
69
The Analysis of Visual Disturbances Following
77
Wilbrands Case of Mindblindness
89
A Case for the Modularity of Language Function and Dementia
203
Warrington and Shallices 1984 Categoryspecific Aphasic J B R
217
From Bumps on the Head to Cortical
235
A Case for All Reasons
243
Crossed Aphasia in History
263
The Six Cases
275
Akelaitis Investigations of the First Splitbrain Patients
305
Speech from the Isolated Right Hemisphere? Left Hemispherectomy Cases E C
319

A Definition of Apraxia and a Model
111
BalintHolmes Syndrome
123
Lewandowskys Case of ObjectColour Agnosia
145
MonradKrohns Foreignaccent Syndrome Case
159
Years of Experimental Inquiry
173
A Commentary on Marshall
189
The Medial Temporal Lobes and Memory
337
Form
349
The Future of Neuropsychology Deconstructing the Past
363
Name Index
369
Subject Index
381
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