Classic Cases in Neuropsychology
Christopher Code, Claus W. Wallesch, Yves Joanette, Andre Roch Lecours
Psychology Press, 1996 - Psychology - 385 pages
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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