Originally published in 1993, the previous decade had seen considerable development in the field of neuropsychological rehabilitation following brain damage, and the use of computerized methods attracted attention and stimulated controversy. This practically-oriented text reviews representative examples from the literature at the time relating to the training of cognitive systems with the emphasis on studies describing the use of computerized methods. The topic is discussed in context and the contents include sections on cognitive change in neurological disorders, assessment techniques, the interaction between cognition and behaviour and the advantages and disadvantages of the use of microcomputers. The authors describe the evaluation of a computerized cognitive retraining programme run at the Regional Neurological Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and draw on their experience of running such programmes to give practical guidance to those wishing to set up cognitive retraining programmes.
Series Preface. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Patterns of Recovery in Neurologically Impaired Individuals 2. Treatment Issues 3. Cognitive Systems: Assessment for Rehabilitation 4. Cognitive Systems and their Remediation 5. Microcomputers in Cognitive Retraining 6. The Newcastle Study: Background, Subjects and Method 7. Results of the Newcastle Cognitive Retraining Programme (NCRP) Study 8. Towards a Model of Rehabilitation. Appendices. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviour, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other. Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology (12 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1981 and 1993, covering a variety of areas within neuropsychology, a relatively new discipline at the time, as it firmly established itself within the field of psychology. It includes contributions from well-respected academics, many still active in neuropsychology today.