The study of neuropsychology traditionally begins with geography: the neocortex as the seat of cognition and behavior, and the subcortical regions coordinating movement. Subcortical Structures and Cognition breaks with this traditional view, arguing for a practice-oriented rethinking of brain organization.The authors’ structural/functional analysis redefines the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, and cerebellum as operating in parallel to control cognition, affect, and behavior as well as movement. Case studies and empirical data flesh out this intricate scenario, linking pathology in subcortical structures with psychiatric, learning, and developmental disabilities. These findings are at the forefront of clinical research, significant not only in theoretical terms but also leading to new advances in testing, assessment, and treatment.Table of contents 1: Introduction: Movement, Cognition, and the Vertically Organized Brain.- 2: The Basal Ganglia: Beyond the Motor System – From Movement to Thought.- 3: Frontal-Subcortical Real Estate: Location, Location, Location.- 4: Learning and the Basal Ganglia: Benefiting from Action and Reinforcement.- 5: The Cerebellum: Quality Control, Creativity, Intuition, and Unconscious Working Memory.- 6: Automaticity and Higher Order Control in Communication: A Brief Introduction to Language and Social Cognition.- 7.- The Vertically Organized Brain in Clinical Psychiatric Disorder.- 8: Familiarity and Novelty – Evaluating the Frontostriatal System.- 9: Thought in Action: Procedural Learning, Processing Speed, and Automaticity.- 10: The Basal Ganglia and Neuropsychological Testing.- 11: The Cerebellum in Neuropsycholocial Testing.- 12: The Integrated Brain: Implications for Neuropsychological Evaluation.
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Titolo: Subcortical Structures and Cognition - Implications for Neuropsychological Assessment
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina rigida