The Neuropsychology of Emotion

Hardcover | May 1, 2000

EditorJoan C. Borod

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This volume represents a comprehensive overview of the neuropsychology of emotion and the neural mechanisms underlying emotional processing. It draws on recent studies utilizing behavioral paradigms with normal subjects, the brain lesion approach, clinical evaluations of patients withneurological and psychiatric disorders, and neuroimaging techniques. The book opens with an introduction summarizing each chapter and pointing to directions for future research. The first section is on history, the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of emotion, and techniques that have been widelyused to examine emotional processing- neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging. Theoretical perspectives on emotion are offered next, including psychological, social-cognitive, neurobiological, and neuropsychological models. A set of chapters on the neural substrates of emotion deals with aspectrum of emotional conditions: elation and mania, sadness and depression, anxiety and stress, anger and impulsivity, and apathy and flat affect. The book concludes with clinical implications, including a description of emotional deficits in neurological and psychiatric disorders (e.g., stroke,head injury, depression, and schizophrenia). Highlighted in this section is an overview of rehabilitative treatments and brain interventions for emotional processing deficits. This authoritative volume will be an important resource and text for neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists,speech-language pathologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, and their students and trainees.

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This volume represents a comprehensive overview of the neuropsychology of emotion and the neural mechanisms underlying emotional processing. It draws on recent studies utilizing behavioral paradigms with normal subjects, the brain lesion approach, clinical evaluations of patients withneurological and psychiatric disorders, and neuroima...

Joan Borod is at Queens College, City University of New York and Director of the Neuropsychology Testing Service, Dept. of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:May 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Joan C. Borod and Nancy K. Madigan: Neuropsychology of Emotion and Emotional Disorders: An Overview and Research DirectionsPart II: Background and General Techniques2. Ross W. Buck: The Epistemology of Reason and Affect3. Don M. Tucker, Douglas Derryberry, and Phan Luu: Anatomy and Physiology of Human Emotion: Vertical Integration of Brainstem, Limbic, and Cortical Systems4. Joan C. Borod, Matthias H. Tabert, Cornelia Santschi, and Esther H. Strauss: Neuropsychological Assessment of Emotional Processing in Brain-Damaged Patients5. Mark S. George, Terrence A. Ketter, Tim A. Kimbrell, Andrew M. Speer, Jeff Lorberbaum, Christopher C. Liberatos, Ziad Nahas, and Robert M. Post: Neuroimaging Approaches to the Study of EmotionPart III: Theoretical Perspectives6. Klaus R. Scherer: Psychological Models of Emotion7. Kevin N. Ochsner and Daniel L. Schacter: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Emotion and Memory8. Ralph Adolphs and Antonio R. Damasio: Neurobiology of Emotion at a Systems Level9. Guido Gainotti: Neuropsychological Theories of EmotionPart IV: Emotional Disorders10. Robert G. Robinson and Facundo Manes: Elation, Mania, and Mood Disorders: Evidence from Neurological Disease11. Richard J. Davidson and Jeffrey Henriques: Regional Brain Function in Sadness and Depression12. Jack B. Nitschke, Wendy Heller, and Gregory A. Miller: Anxiety, Stress, and Cortical Brain Function13. Angela Scarpa and Adrian Raine: Violence Associated with Anger and Impulsivity14. Donald T. Stuss, Robert van Reekum, and Kelly J. Murphy: Differentiation of States and Causes of ApathyPart V: Clinical Implications15. Kenneth M. Heilman, Lee X. Blonder, Dawn Bowers, and Gregory P. Crucian: Neurological Disorders and Emotional Dysfunction16. Sarah A. Raskin, Ronald L. Bloom, and Joan C. Borod: Rehabilitation of Emotional Deficits in Neurological Populations: A Multidisciplinary Perspective17. Christian G. Kohler, Ruben C. Gur, and Raquel E. Gur: Emotional Processes in Schizophrenia: A Focus on Affective States18. Sarah H. Lisanby and Harold A. Sackeim: Therapeutic Brain Interventions in Mood Disorders and the Nature of EmotionIndex

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"...a particularly useful one-stop resource...We recommend this book to anyone interested in emotion, regardless of their stage of training."--Contemporary Psychology