Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 8th Edition

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Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 8th Edition

Author: Bryan Kolb and Ian Wishaw
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Publisher: Macmillan
Year Published: 2021
ISBN: 9781319247164
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Table of Contents:
Part I: Background
Chapter 1: The Development of Neuropsychology
Chapter 2: Research on the Origins of the Human Brain
and Behavior
Chapter: Nervous System Organization
Chapter 4: The Structure and Electrical Activity
of Neurons
Chapter 5: Communication Between Neurons
Chapter 6: The Influence of Drugs and Hormones
on Behavior
Chapter 7: Imaging the Brain’s Activity
Chapter 8: Organization of the Sensory Systems
Chapter 9: Organization of the Motor System
Part II: Cortical Function
Chapter 10: Principles of Neocortical Function
Chapter 11: Cerebral Asymmetry
Chapter 12: Individual Differences in Cerebral Organization
Chapter 13: The Occipital Lobes and Networks
Chapter 14: The Parietal Lobes and Networks
Chapter 15: The Temporal Lobes and Networks
Chapter 16: The Frontal Lobes and Networks
Chapter 17: Cortical Networks and Disconnection
Syndromes
Part III: Higher Functions
Chapter 18: Learning and Memory
Chapter 19: Language
Chapter 20: Emotion and the Social Brain
Chapter 21: Spatial Behavior
Chapter 22: Attention and Consciousness
Part IV: Plasticity and Disorders
Chapter 23: Brain Development and Plasticity
Chapter 24: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Chapter 25: Plasticity, Recovery, and Rehabilitation
of the Adult Brain
Chapter 26: Neurological Disorders
Chapter 27: Psychiatric and Related Disorders
Chapter 28: Neuropsychological Assessment

Review:
This eighth edition of Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology brings this well-loved book up to date with the newest research in neuroscience. This book covers brain anatomy and functioning, basic neurophysiology, and touches on some important neuropathologies and other information that the neuropsychologist needs to have knowledge of.
Practicing in the field of neuropsychology requires a good understanding of the anatomy of the brain, the functions of the various parts of the brain and spinal cord, how they interact with each other, and how this manifests in observable and/or measurable behaviour. Of the many books that cover brain-behaviour relationships, the Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology books have probably been amongst the easiest to learn from. The reason for saying this is that the authors use clear explanations, clever analogies and many coloured diagrams to explain concepts that would otherwise be difficult to grasp.
This book is highly recommended for any psychologist who would like to acquire expert knowledge in the field of neuropsychology,  students of neuropsychology and any other professional person who needs a high level of understanding of brain-behaviour relationships.

Review written by Sharon Truter, 11 May 2021.