Pathways to Prominence in Neuropsychology: Reflections of Twentieth-Century Pioneers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Pathways to Prominence in Neuropsychology

Reflections of Twentieth-Century Pioneers, 1st Edition

Edited by Anthony Y. Stringer, Eileen L. Cooley, Anne-Lise Christensen

Psychology Press

312 pages

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Captures the stories behind the work of the clinicians and scholars who have contributed significantly to neuropsychology's development.


"The book is exciting to read. Once you start reading a given contribution, you won't want to put it down until finished. The book is stimulating, informative and insightful." -- Dr. Russell Adams, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

"This unique collection should contain something of interest to every professional involved with neuropsychology. The autobiographies by Butter, Christensen, Meier, Parsons, Reitan and Spreen tell firsthand how clinical neuropsychology came to be a profession. Reitan writes what is probably the most intimate portrait of Halstead we have. Heilman, Pribram and Rourke narrate how their own discoveries were made. The biographies of Hecaen, Luria, Sperry and Teuber include surprising details." -- Dr. Corwin Boake, University of Texas-Houston Medical School

Table of Contents

A. Stringer, E. Cooley, Introduction: Neuropsychology: A Twentieth Century Science. Part I: Pathways Unforgotten. M. Butters, N. Butters, Nelson Butters: One Step Ahead. A. Tzavaras, M.L. Albert, Henry Hecaen: Evolution of His Thought. L. Moskovitch, D. Bougakov, P. DeFina, E. Goldberg, A. R. Luria: Pursuing Neuropsychology in a Swiftly Changing Society. A. Puente, Roger Sperry: From Neuro-Science to Neuro-Philosophy. M.B. Parlee, Hans-Lukas Teuber: Envisioning Neuropsychology. Part II: Pathways Remembered. D.J. Bakker, Teaching the Brain. A-L Christensen, Lifelines. K.M. Heilman, The Making of a Behavioral Neurologist-Neuropsychologist. E. Kaplan, Serendipity in Science: A Personal Account. M.J. Meier, In Search of Knowledge and Competence. O.A. Parsons, Jersey to Oklahoma: A Neuropsychologist's Trajectory. K.H. Pribram, Autobiography in Anecdote: The Founding of Experimental Neuropsychology. R.M. Reitan, The Best Laid Plans? And the Vagaries of Circumstantial Events. B.P. Rourke, My Odyssey in Child Clinical Neuropsychology. O. Spreen, Pathways and Reflections. Part III: Pathways Imagined. R. Bauer, To Infinity, and Beyond: Clinical Neuropsychology in the 21st Century. L.S. Cermak, Amnesia for the Past Causes Deficits in Prospective Planning. A.Y. Stringer, From a Decade of the Brain to a Century of the Brain: Neuropsychology and the Alleviation of Disability.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology