Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice

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This comprehensive textbook provides an up-to-date and accessible account of the theories that seek to explain the complex relationship between brain and behaviour. Drawing on the latest research findings from the disciplines of neuropsychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology, the author provides contemporary models of neuropsychological processes. The book provides a fresh perspective that takes into account the modern advances of functional neuroimaging and other new research techniques.
The emphasis at all times is on bridging the gap between theory and practice - discussion of theoretical models is framed in a clinical context and the author makes frequent use of case studies to illustrate the clinical context. There is coverage of the neuropsychology of disorders associated with areas such as perception, attention, memory and language, emotion, and movement. A third-generation text, this book uniquely aims to integrate these different areas by describing the common influences of these functions. Following on from this there is information on the clinical management of patients in the area of recovery and rehabilitation. These last chapters focus on the author's own experience and illustrate the importance of a more systematic approach to intervention, which takes into account theoretical views of recovery from brain damage.
Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice is the first comprehensive textbook to cover research from all disciplines committed to understanding neuropsychology. It will provide a valuable resource for students, professionals and clinicians.

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David Andrewes is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

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David Andrewes has written a clear and comprehensive textbook that will be an invaluable guide for both students and researchers. Engaging and informative, Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice provides up-to-date coverage of both theoretical and applied aspects of neuropsychology. This is an important and timely contribution to the literature. - Daniel L. Schacter, Chairman of Psychology at Harvard University, USA

This monumental text will be of immense benefit to ... the scientist, the clinician, and the student in neuropsychology. It is theoretically driven yet clinically informed, making highly effective use of its many clinical vignettes. It has no current competitors, and will stand as a major contribution to the field of neuropsychology for many years. - Max Coltheart, Macquarie University, Australia

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