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A Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuropsychology

A Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuropsychology

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September 2022 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are all brains the same? What causes amnesia? And why did a man mistake his psychologist for George Michael?

Find out the answers to these questions, and much more, in A Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuropsychology. Written in an informative and accessible style, this comprehensive text guides you through the traditional areas of cognitive neuropsychology and beyond, applying core theoretical principles to real-world scenarios.

Covering topics from memory to facial recognition, and from language to neglect, this textbook is essential reading for any student of cognitive neuropsychology.

A Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuropsychology also includes features to help enhance your understanding of cognitive neuropsychology, such as:

  • Important researcher spotlights
  • Key research studies
  • Questions for reflection
  • Further reading

Ashok Jansari is Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Chapter 1: Why Study Damaged Brains?
Chapter 2: Methods in Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Tool Kit
Chapter 3: Principles and Issues in Cognitive Neuropsychology
Chapter 4: Neglect & Attention
Chapter 5: Apraxia & Motor-Planning
Chapter 6: Visual Agnosia & Object Recognition
Chapter 7: Prosopagnosia & Face Processing
Chapter 8: Amnesia & Memory
Chapter 9: Executive Functions
Chapter 10: Aphasia, Dyslexia & Language (Ashok Jansari & Anisha Desai)
Chapter 11: Cognitive Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Jwala Narayanan & Ashok Jansari)
Chapter 12: Synaesthesia & Sensory Processing (Mary Jane Spiller)


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Videos from Dr Jansari exploring various topics in the field of Cognitive Neuropsychology.
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In this webinar, Dr Ashok Jansari discusses the fascinating field of cognitive neuropsychology, taking you on a guided tour of the functioning of the human brain.

In this well-written, informative book, Ashok Jansari explains what cognitive neuropsychology is, why it matters, and what is has already shown us about how the brain works, and copes with damage of one kind or another. Replete with case studies, historical vignettes, and QR codes to videos of lectures by, and interviews with, the author, this book covers all the bases and covers them well.

Lynn Nadel
Regents Professor Emeritus, Cognitive Science and Psychology at University of Arizona

Ashok's book is a masterpiece: in a friendly language, he presents the history and complexity of cognitive neuropsychology. The use of examples we can all relate to helps reflecting on the marvels of the brain. This book is the companion you want in a discovery journey into cognitive neuropsychology!

Anna Sedda
Associate Professor of Psychology at Heriot-Watt University

A Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuropsychology delivers an informed and accessible introduction to an important field of study. Integrating classic findings with cutting-edge research, Ashok Jansari provides students with a fascinating exploration of the rich insights that can be obtained by studying the damaged brain.

Daniel L. Schachter
Willian R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University

An excellent cognitive neuropsychology resource which covers neglect, attention, agnosia, memory, executive function, language and synaesthesia, and also includes a chapter on cognitive rehabilitation. A valuable guide for students wishing to learn about how the brain works and what happens when it gets damaged.

Narinder Kapur
Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London

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Chapter 1. Why study damaged brains?

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