The Neuropsychology of Vision

Hardcover | November 27, 2003

EditorManfred Fahle, Mark Greenlee

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The Neuropsychology of Vision describes a range of new approaches to neuropsychological investigation and provides a broad overview of visual neuropsychology. The book starts by presenting the results from new research employing single-unit recordings, on the neuronal basis of perceptiondemonstrating that the visual system relies strongly on feedback from higher to lower levels of information processing, and that neuronal plasticity exists in the primary sensory cortices of adults, areas previously considered to be hard-wired. The book also describes other new and adaptedtechniques to measure brain activity, including multi-unit sum potential recording, functional magnetic resonance imaging and employing transcranial magnetic stimulation to induce temporary, circumscribed functional lesions in the cortices of normal subjects to mimic disorders. The coverage then moves on to review the experience of patients suffering from disturbances of visual perception. The disorders covered include agnosia, neglect, blindsight and achromatopsia. The final chapter is devoted to recovery and rehabilitation from cerebral visual disorder. Professors Fahle and Greenlee have brought together some of the leading international specialists in the field to provide this comprehensive and up-to-date review.

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The Neuropsychology of Vision describes a range of new approaches to neuropsychological investigation and provides a broad overview of visual neuropsychology. The book starts by presenting the results from new research employing single-unit recordings, on the neuronal basis of perceptiondemonstrating that the visual system relies stro...

Manfred Fahle is Director, Institute of Brain Research, University of Bremen, Germany. Mark Greenlee is in the Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg, Germany.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:366 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.94 inPublished:November 27, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198505825

ISBN - 13:9780198505822

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Part I: Physiology and anatomy of the visual system: single cells1. Rainer and Logothetis: Vision, behaviour and the single neuron2. Bullier: Cortical connections and functional interactions between visual cortical areasPart II: Sum-potentials in humans: electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography3. Munte and Heinze: Electro- and magneto-encephalographic and event-related potential studies of visual processing in normals and neurological patientsPart III: Imaging studies: functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography4. Greenlee: Functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography studies of motion perception, eye movements and readingPart IV: Lesion studies in trained monkeys and humans (transcranial magnetic stimulation)5. Merigan and Pasternak: Lesions in primate visual cortex leading to deficits of visual perception6. Ellison et al: Magnetic stimulation in studies of vision and attentionPart V: Psychophysics: patient studies7. Fahle: Failures of visual analysis: scotoma, agnosia and neglect8. Heywood and Cowey: Colour vision and its disturbances after cortical lesions9. Weiskrantz: Unconscious perception: blindsight10. Farah: Perception, memory and agnosiaPart VI: Rehabilitation and recovery11. Zihl: Recovery and rehabilitation of cerebral visual disorders