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Cortical Functions

1st Edition

By John Stirling


174 pages

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Cortical Functions is a companion to Kevin Silber's series title, The Physiological Basis of Behaviour and concentrates on the cerebral cortex, its structure, connections, functions and dysfunctions. John Stirling includes clinical descriptions and case studies to illustrate various forms of agnosia, aphasia and the split brain syndrome. Methods in neuropsychology are reviewed and other chapters provide comprehensive but straightforward coverage of the role of the brain in language, sensation, perception and movement.

Table of Contents

The brain and psychological functioning. The structure of the brain. Methods in neuropsychology. Lateralisation. Sensory and motor function. Language and the brain. Visual mechanisms and Perception. Research summaries. Study aids. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

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