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Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook

Stefano Cappa, Jubin Abutalebi, Jean-Francois Demonet, Paul Fletcher, and Peter Garrard


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 summarie ... More

Keywords: central nervous system, cognitive functions, brain, cognitive neuroscience, neurology, active clinical practice, neuropsychology, diagnostic evaluation, clinical presentation, neuropsychological syndromes

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198569275
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefano Cappa, editor
Professor of Neuropsychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and Head of Neurology, San Raffaele Turro Hospital, Milan, Italy

Jubin Abutalebi, editor
Department of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

Jean-Francois Demonet, editor
INSERM U455, Purpan Hospital, Toulouse, France

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Part 1 Assessment methods

Chapter 2 Neuropsychological testing

Jérémie Parienté, and Jean-François Démonet

Part 2 Neuropsychological syndromes associated with focal brain damage

Introduction to Part 2

Julien Bogousslavsky

Chapter 4 Language disorders

Jubin Abutalebi, and Stefano F. Cappa

Chapter 5 Apraxia

Ferdinand Binkofski, and Kathrin Reetz

Chapter 6 Spatial disorders

Angelo Maravita

Chapter 7 Memory disorders

Sandra Lehmann, and Armin Schnider

Part 3 Dementias

Chapter 12 Frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Jared Narvid, and Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini

Chapter 15 Genetics of dementia

William S. Brooks, Clement T. Loy, John B. J. Kwok, and Peter R. Schofield

Part 4 Cognitive disorders in other neurological and psychiatric diseases

Chapter 19 Cognition in schizophrenia

Jennifer H. Barnett, and Paul C. Fletcher

Part 5 Treatment issues

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