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Description - The Organisation of Conceptual Knowledge in the Brain: Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Perspectives by Alfonso Caramazza

Category-specific knowledge disorders are among the most intriguing and perplexing syndromes in cognitive neuropsychology. There has been an increased interest in these disorders, due largely to a heightened appreciation of the profound implications that an understanding of concept representation has for such diverse topics as object recognition, the organisation of the lexicon and storage of long-term memories. Until recently, information about the representation of concepts was limited to findings from patients with brain injury and disease. This state of affairs has changed with the advent and wide-spread availability of functional imaging for studying cognition in the normal human brain. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a forum for new findings and critical, theoretical analyses of existing data from patient and functional brain imaging studies. The contributions, all from major investigators in the field, range from studies of specific object categories such as animals, tools, fruits and vegetables, and faces, to the more general domains of number processing, social interaction and mechanical knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841699479
ISBN-10: 1841699470
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Psychology Press Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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