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Neuropsychology

  • Alan A. Boulton
  • Glen B. Baker
  • Merrill Hiscock

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Bryan Kolb, Q. Ian
    Pages 1-35
  3. John Boeglin, Dan Bub, Yves Joanette
    Pages 37-57
  4. John Ryalls, Renée Béland, Yves Joanette
    Pages 59-80
  5. Terry L. Jernigan
    Pages 81-105
  6. Rebecca Rausch, Michael Risinger
    Pages 127-146
  7. Eran Zaidel, Dahlia W. Zaidel, Joseph E. Bogen
    Pages 147-201
  8. Catherine A. Mateer, Richard L. Rapport II, Don D. Polly
    Pages 203-223
  9. John L. Bradshaw
    Pages 225-280
  10. Jane Holmes-Bernstein, Deborah P. Waber
    Pages 311-371
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 373-381

About this book

Introduction

If one envisages neuroscience as a pyramid, with the more mole- lar disciplines forming the base and the more integrative d- ciplines positioned above, then neuropsychology clearly would be near the tip. Neuropsychology seeks to find order in the ultimate product of all neural systems, namely behavior, and to relate that product to its neural substrate. Relationships between brain and behavior are sought, but reductionistic explanations are eschewed. Attempting to “explain” complex behaviors in terms of neuronal activity is no more satisfying than attempting to “explain” artificial intelligence in terms of voltages within a computer’s central pr- essing unit. If one is to comprehend the functioning of either the brain or the digital computer, one must know something about not only the structure and mechanics of the device, but also the prin- ples according to which components of the device are organized and the context in which the device is operating (e.g., environm- tal inputs and stored information).

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan A. Boulton
    • 1
  • Glen B. Baker
    • 2
  • Merrill Hiscock
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoon
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmonton
  3. 3.University of HoustonHouston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1385/0896031330
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1990
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-133-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-622-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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