Autism - Mind and Brain
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Autism - Mind and Brain by Uta Frith
Book DescriptionAutism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that allows a unique window on the relationship between mind and brain. The study of autism provides insight into the brain basis of the complex social interactions typical of human beings, since a profound impairment in social interactions is the hallmark of autistic disorders. While autism was first described almost 60 years ago, research into its cognitive and neurophysiological basis has intensified over the last two decades. Autism: Mind and Brain provides a comprehensive overview of currently conducted experiments, which are guided by bold theories that are being tested rigorously. With contributions from international leaders in autism research, the book focuses on new ideas and findings that are gradually influencing our understanding of autism and its variants. These new approaches include the use of functional and structural brain imaging studies as well as novel behavioural measures. Together they demonstrate significant advances in knowledge and testify to the development and integration of current cognitive theories of autism. The application of these new and sophisticated approaches forge a path forward for future autism research, and present powerful new insights into this fascinating and still puzzling disorder.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198529248
(233mm x 157mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Uta Frith
Autism: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (October 2008)
What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? This Very Short Introduction answers the key questions and offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome.
Urville, Paperback (February 2006)
Trehin, an autistic man with exceptional creative talents and an obsession with large cities, conceived and developed Urville, the capital of a large island province, over 20 years. He shares his vision in this beautifully illustrated guide to the city, which he renders convincingly real in nearly 300 drawings of different districts of Urville.
Learning Brain, Paperback (April 2005)
FRONT COVER:- "Compelling reading for anybody who wants a clear, authoritative account of how our brain learns. It will enthrall the widest possible readership" Professor Robert Winston BACK COVER:- "This upbeat, fast paced review of brain research is a must read.
Autism, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Uta Frith
The first edition of "Autism: Explaining the Enigma" provided a satisfactory psychological account of what happens in the mind of a person with autism. This updated edition reports on how this explanation has stood the test of time.
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