Despite a long research tradition in visual neuroscience, the rehabilitation of cerebral visual deficits has, until recently, been neglected. This book is the first to report systematic observations on spontaneous recovery of cerebral visual deficits after acquired brain injury, and the outcome of treating these deficits. The whole range of human visual functions and capacities is covered: visual field, visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, visual adaptation, colour vision, visual space perception, and visual cognition. Additionally, there is a special section devoted to patients with central scotoma. All treatment procedures described are empirically founded.
Table of Contents
Series Preface. Preface. Introduction. Visual Field Disorders. Disorders in Visual Acuity, Spatial Contrast Sensitivity, and Visual Adaptation. Colour Vision Deficits. Disorders in Visual Space Perception. Visual Agnosia. Central Scotoma. References. Appendix. Author Index. Subject Index.
Josef Zihl (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany)