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Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 6th Edition

Bryan Kolb and Ian Whishaw’s Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology was the first text to bring a comprehensive introduction to contemporary human neuropsychology to the classroom.  It gave students access to an extraordinary amount of cutting-edge research and made it coherent, relevant and understandable—with a presentation that reflected the authors’ superb communication and teaching skills.
That text returns in an extensively updated new edition that keeps pace with the latest research while maintaining its trademark clarity and student-friendliness. And with its enhanced full-color art program, new case studies, and new companion Web site, the Sixth Edition provides both the most up-to-date understanding of the field and the most effective ways to teach and learn it.

Review

‘[A]n admirable balance between breadth and depth.’ – Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

BRYAN KOLB lectures at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. He is a Killiam Fellow (Canadian Council), Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of the Hebb Prize from CPA, and is former president of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science. IAN Q. WHISHAW lectures at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the recipient of a bronze medal from the Canadian Humane Society, has been awarded the Ingrid Speaker Medal, and is CEO of NeuroDetective, Inc.

I was very impressed with the 3rd edition of this book back when I was in graduate student, and the 4th edition seems to have kept up the high standards. I highly recommend this book for anyone approaching advanced studies in any behavioral or neuroscientific field.This textbook covers human neuropsychology from a more scientific, as opposed to clinical, viewpoint than many other graduate-level textbooks. Perhaps this is due to the authors’ own research experiences, which have been conducted primarily with animal models. Personally, I think that this is a great strength, since the authors very effectively tie together the findings from human and animal work, and fill in the gaps which would remain speculative if one had to rely solely upon research with human subjects and clinical cases.

What this means is that there is very limited discussion of assessment and diagnosis, but a thorough review of the anatomical and neurochemical organization of the brain, and well as a thorough review of brain function broken down by behavioral domain (sensory, motor, language, memory, etc.) and by cortical region (frontal, temporal, parietal etc.).

Although published in 1996, this book still remains fundamentally state of the art, and a fine textbook in the field.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 818 pages
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers; 6th edition (February 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716795868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716795865
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.3 x 10 inches

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