Cognitive neuropsychology seeks to understand impairments of specific cognitive functions in relation to a model of normal cognitive processing. The conclusions drawn from the study of abnormal processes are in turn used in the development and testing of theories of normal cognition.
First published in 1988, this seminal book represented an attempt to synthesize and systematize progress in the study of cognitive neuropsychology and therefore provides an important snapshot of the field at the time. In addition to reviewing different forms of impairment and discussing their implications for theories of normal function, this book also examines the empirical and theoretical foundations of the subject including the use of single-case studies and the assumptions that must be made about the mind and brain.
This classic edition marks 25 years in print, and includes a brand new introduction written by the authors, Ellis and Young. The Augmented Edition of Human Cognitive Neuropsychology published in 1997 is also still available. This classic edition will be important reading for students of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Classic Edition. Preface to the 1988 Edition. What is Cognitive Neuropsychology? Object Recognition. Visual and Spatial Abilities. Face Processing. Producing Spoken Words. Recognising and Understanding Spoken Words. Reading: And a Compostie Model for Word Recognition and Production. Further Language and Communication Processes. Memory.
Andrew W. Ellis worked at the University of Lancaster when this book was written. He is now Professor of Psychology at the University of York, where he teaches cognitive neuroscience. His research uses cognitive, neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to investigate aspects of word and object processing, including visual word learning.
Andrew W. Young was also at the University of Lancaster when the book was written, and later followed his colleague to the University of York, where he is now Professor of Neuropsychology. He has also held posts in the Psychology Departments of Aberdeen and Durham Universities, and at Cambridge as a member of the staff of the Medical Research Council's Applied Psychology Unit. Hs research interests are in the neuropsychology and experimental psychology of face perception.