Description - Applied Neuropsychology of Attention by Michel Leclercq
The concept of attention in academic psychology has been treated with varying degrees of importance over the years. From playing a key role in the 19th century, it was discarded in the first half of the 20th century as clinical psychologists claimed it was superfluous to the essential subconscious processes of the mind, and experimental psychologists thought it was no scientific term. "Applied Neuropsychology of Attention" reviews the considerable developments in the field of attention since 1980, and the collection of essays forms a comprehensive overview of this crucial component of human cognitive function. The book begins with an explanation of the essential theoretical concepts and definitions. Aspects of diagnosis are then discussed as the assessment and impairments of attention are reviewed in normal ageing and in specific neurological categories. Victims of brain injury and patients with cerebrovascular or neurode generative diseases are considered. A critical analysis of existing practices in cognitive rehabilitation is given and a review of the techniques and methodologies used for treating attentional disturbances brings the book to a conclusion.
Michel Leclercq and Peter Zimmermann have compiled a book of cutting-edge research which provides an effective framework to detect, analyze and understand the nature of attention deficit.
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Psychology Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Michel Leclercq
Michel LeClerq practises neuropsychology at the William Lennox Neurology Centre in Ottignies, Belgium, where he works with adult patients. Peter Zimmermann teaches in the Psychology Institute at Freiburg University and specialises in methodology, cognitive processes and neuropsychology.