These papers emphasize the development of detailed models of normal cognitive functioning through the analysis of cognitive impairment. They differ, however, in terms of the cognitive domain investigated and the dominant methodology of the reported research. Areas examined include imagery, attention, memory, and language. A substantial portion of the papers presented address language processing because research on language disorders has been a major focus of interest in cognitive neuropsychological research.
Table of Contents
Contents: M. McCloskey, S.M. Sokol, R.A. Goodman-Schulman, A. Caramazza, Cognitive Representations and Processes in Number Production: Evidence from Cases of Acquired Dyscalculia. S.E. Blumstein, Phonological Deficits in Aphasia: Theoretical Perspectives. M.C. Linebarger, Neuropsychology of Sentence Parsing. E. Zurif, D. Swinney, M. Garrett, Lexical Processing and Sentence Comprehension in Aphasia. E.M. Saffran, Short-Term Memory Impairment and Language Processing. J.D. Holtzman, S.M. Kosslyn, Image Generation in the Cerebral Hemispheres. M.I. Posner, Hierarchical Distributed Networks in the Neuropsychology of Selective Attention. A.E. Hillis, A. Caramazza, The Effects of Attentional Deficits on Reading and Spelling.
"...represents a landmark in the evolution of models of language processing and contains a significant sample of current research in the field. This book constitutes useful reading for therapists who wish to base their work on recent theoretical foundations."
"...unquestionably merits a place in most academic library collections."
—The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology