One important means to understanding normal cognitive functions is the study of the breakdown of these functions following brain damage. This book provides reviews of major case studies dealing with the breakdown of visual perception and recognition, including the disorders of motion vision, colour vision, perceptual integration, perceptual classification, recognition of particular categories of object, semantic access from vision (in optic aphasia), and recognition impairments with relative sparing of imagery. The cases are discussed in the light of studies that have followed since, and the chapters provide a context in which the contributions of the case studies can be evaluated.
Table of Contents
General Background. Motion Blindness. Cerebral Achromastopsia. Integrative Agnosia. Apperceptive Agnosia: A Deficit of Perceptual Categorisation of Objects. Vision and Visual Mental Imagery. Category-specific Recognition Impariments for Living and Nonliving Things. Optic Aphasia: A Review of Some Classic Cases. Covert Recognition and Anosognosia in Propagnosic Patients. Relations Among the Agnosias.
Well suited to the specialist, and the aspiring specialist, in the experimental neuropsychology of vision. - Marcel Kinsbourne, New School University New York, in Contemporary Psychology
The book gives an excellent overview of the fascinating types of impairments and is thus gripping to read. This book clearly provides an excellent resource for teaching, as the approach of linking fascinating single case patient data with current explanations in the field makes this an ideal platform for both undergraduate and postgraduate learning. - Monika Harvey, University of Bristol, in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation