One important means to understanding normal cognitive functions is the study of the breakdown of these functions following brain damage. Within the field of vision, case studies of patients with selective deficits have helped develop our understanding of how basic properties of images are processed (colour, motion), how such properties are integrated in perception, and how perceptual processes relate to recognition and imagery. This book provides reviews of major case studies dealing with the breakdown of visual perception and recognition, with the case studies being discussed in the light of studies that have followed since. The chapters provide a context in which the contributions of the case studies can be evaluated. The case studies include disorders of motion vision, colour vision, perceptual integration, perceptual classification, recognition of particular categories of object, semantic access from vision (in optic aphasia), and recognition impairments with relative sparing of imagery.
Glyn W. Humphreys
Psychology Press Ltd
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28 October 1999
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G.W. Humphreys, General Background. C.A. Heywood, J. Zihl, Motion Blindness. C.A. Heywood, A. Cowey, Cerebral Achromastopsia. G.W. Humphreys, Integrative Agnosia. J. Davidoff, E.K. Warrington, Apperceptive Agnosia: A Deficit of Perceptual Categorisation of Objects. M. Behrmann, M. Moscovitch, G. Winocur, Vision and Visual Mental Imagery. E.M.W. Forde, Category-specific Recognition Impairments for Living and Nonliving Things. M.J. Riddoch, Optic Aphasia: A Review of Some Classic Cases. E.H.F. De Haan, Covert Recognition and Anosognosia in Prosopagnosic Patients. M.J. Farah, Relations Among the Agnosias.
Reviews for Case Studies in the Neuropsychology of Vision
Well suited to the specialist, and the aspiring specialist, in the experimental neuropsychology of vision. - Marcel Kinsbourne, New School University New York, in Contemporary Psychology The book gives an excellent overview of the fascinating types of impairments and is thus gripping to read. This book clearly provides an excellent resource for teaching, as the approach of linking fascinating single case patient data with current explanations in the field makes this an ideal platform for both undergraduate and postgraduate learning. - Monika Harvey, University of Bristol, in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation