Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
From Neuropsychology to Mental Structure (Hardback)
  • From Neuropsychology to Mental Structure (Hardback)
zoom

From Neuropsychology to Mental Structure (Hardback)

(author)
£126.00
Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 28/10/1988
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
As a cognitive neuropsychologist, Tim Shallice considers the general question of what can be learned about the operation of the normal cognitive system from the study of the cognitive difficulties arising from neurological damage and disease. He distinguishes two types of theories of normal function - primarily modular and primary non-modular - and argues that the problems of making valid inferences about normal function from studies of brain-damaged subjects are more severe for the latter. He first analyzes five well-researched areas in which some modularity can be assumed: short-term memory, reading, writing, visual perception, and the relation between input and output language processing. His aim is to introduce the methods about normal function mirror ones derived directly from studies of normal subjects and indeed at times preceded them. He then more theoretically examines these inferences, from group studies and individual case studies to modular and non-modular systems. Finally, he considers five areas where theories of normal function are relatively undeveloped and neuropsychology provides counterintuitive phenomena and guides to theory-building: the organization of semantic systems, visual attention, concentration and will, episodic memory, and consciousness.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521308748
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The meticulous analyses of the methods and inferences used to draw conclusions about normal cognition from studies of abnormal cognition make it crucial as a contribution to cognitive neuropsychology." Science
"...a tour-de-force...will very rapidly become required reading." The Times Higher Education Supplement

You may also be interested in...

Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
The River of Consciousness
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Organized Mind
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The 4 Pillar Plan
Added to basket
Blueprint
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Man's Search For Meaning
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
The Examined Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Outliers
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Idiot Brain
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Behave
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
It's All in Your Head
Added to basket
Other Minds
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Silent Guides
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.