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A Neuropsychological Approach

By Antony Ward

© 2005 – Psychology Press

216 pages

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About the Book

Attention: A Neuropsychological Approach provides a fascinating overview of the neuropsychological aspects of attention, revealing how we select our information, divide our attention and control our focus of interest. Through fully integrating cognitive neuropsychological perspectives on attention, Anthony Ward demonstrates how each approach can illuminate the other. Examples are provided to show how the application of theories of attention can help to further our understanding of conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia, head injury and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This clear introduction will be of great interest to undergraduates studying neuropsychology, clinical psychology, occupational therapy and mental health nursing.

Table of Contents

What is Attention? Principles of Neuropsychology. Assessment of Attention. Speed of Processing: An All-encompassing Deficit? Selection. Controlling Attention. Maintaining Vigilance. Neural Networks and Attention. Attention and the Future.

About the Author

Tony Ward is Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies. Prior to his current position, he lectured at the University of Luton and worked as a health psychologist for a cognitive assessment consultancy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology