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Subject Heading: Neuropsychology
Below is a short list of books with the subject heading "neuropsychology", and published since 2015. Click on the title of the book to go to the catalog record. Click in the middle of the record on "Drury electronic book; click to connect" if you're a Drury student, professor, or staff member and login with your Drury credentials. (Like Moodle)
Attack of the Teenage Brain!: understanding and supporting the weird and wonderful adolescent learner by
Publication Date: Alexandria, VA USA : ASCD, 2018
Marvel at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions! Behold the mind-controlling power of executive function! Thrill to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain! Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard to parent and even harder to teach. The eye-rolling, the moodiness, the wandering attention, the drama. It's not you, it's them. More specifically, it's their brains. In accessible language and with periodic references to Star Trek, motorcycle daredevils, and near-classic movies of the '80s, developmental molecular biologist John Medina, author of the New York Times best-seller Brain Rules, explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. Then he proposes a research-supported counterattack: a bold redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, plan, prioritize, and focus. Attack of the Teenage Brain! is an enlightening and entertaining read that will change the way you think about teen behavior and prompt you to consider how else parents, educators, and policymakers might collaborate to help our challenging, sometimes infuriating, often weird, and genuinely wonderful kids become more successful learners, in school and beyond.
Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics: Selected Papers by
Publication Date: Berlin/Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2017
Intro; Contents; Editorial Note; Foreword; Prefatory Note; Introduction; Part One. Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics; 1. On the Future of Neuropsychology; 2. Contributions to Neuropsychological Basic Research; 3. Neuropsychology and Linguistics: Topics of Common Research; Part Two. Neuropsychological methods; 4. On the Psychology of So-called Processes of Abstraction; 5. On the Construction of Standard Psychological Tests in Cases of Brain Damage; 6. Neuropsychological Methods for Analysing the Functions and Components of Speech-Functional Partial Systems.
7. The Importance of Afferent, Verbo-Kinaesthetic Excitation of the Speech Apparatus for Expressive and Receptive Speech in Normal Subjects and Subjects with Speech DisturbancesPart Three Experimental Studies on Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Aphasie Disturbances of Speech Perception and Production; 8. Contributions to the Interpretation of Certain Aphasic Disturbances as Blocking Phenomena; 9. The Phenomenon of Temporary Deblocking in Aphasia; 10. On the Problem of Cortical Syndromes: Experimental Studies; 11. Neuropsychological Approach to the Problem of Transcoding.
12. Neuropsychological Experiments on Transcoding between Spoken and Written Language Structures13. The Transcoding Processes in Patients with Agraphia to Dictation; 14. Performance in Aphasics at Conceptual and Operational Words used Single or within Syntagms; 15. Neuropsychological Studies of Structure and Dynamics of Semantic Fields with the Deblocking Method; 16. Neurolinguistic Research on Semantic Memory; 17. On Written Language: Its Acquisition and Its Alexic-Agraphic Disturbances; Bibliography; Sources.
Autism and Everyday Executive Function: a strengths-based approach for improving attention, memory, organization and flexibility by
Publication Date: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016
Understand and support executive function in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with this fully-explained, innovative model. Showing how to use an individual's strengths to address executive functioning weaknesses, this approach will also help to build a strong foundation for social and communication skills. Advocating a person-centred approach, the author describes the importance of identifying the individual's preferred style of engagement and communication, and how sensory experiences impact their thoughts, feelings, and actions. She explains how to use this information to identify the individual's strengths and weaknesses across eight key areas which are the building blocks of executive functions: attention; memory; organization; time management; initiative; behavior; goal setting and flexibility. These areas can be used daily to establish predictability and offer a foundation for interpreting, processing and understanding the world with flexibility. Professionals and parents can also use them as the basis of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or to create personalized interventions and support at school or at home.
Multicultural neurorehabilitation : clinical principles for rehabilitation professionals by
Publication Date: New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, 
Neuroepidemiology and racial disparities in neurorehabilitation care / Jay M. Uomoto, Jennifer Loughlin -- Working with people with disability within a multiculturalism framework / Eun-Jeong Lee and Nicole Ditchman -- Cultural variables and the process of neuropsychological assessment in the neurorehabilitation setting after brain injury / Anthony H. Lequerica and Ivan Panyavin -- Language, ethnicity, culture, and the neurorehabilitation patient experience / Aida Saldivar, Fernando Gonzalez, Marlene Vega, and Charlotte Sykora -- Layers of culture : its influence in a milieu-oriented holistic neurorehabilitation setting / Kavitha R. Perumparaichallai and Pamela S. Klonoff -- The effects of acculturation on neuropsychological rehabilitation of ethnically diverse persons / Janet P. Niemeier, Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, and Shawn O. Utsey -- Disability culture : an ethics perspective / Thomas R. Kerkhoff and Stephanie L. Hanson -- The effective use of certified medical interpreters in the neurorehabilitation setting / Julie Alberty and Jay M. Uomoto -- Rehabilitation in military and veteran populations : the impact of military culture / Alison N. Cernich, Heather G. Belanger, Michael Pramuka, and William L. Brim -- Racial and ethnic microaggressions in the neurorehabilitation setting / Fred Loya and Jay M. Uomoto -- Spirituality, religiousness, and culture in neurorehabilitation / Vicky T. Lomay and Brick Johnstone -- On new directions to advance the field of multicultural neurorehabilitation / Jay M. Uomoto.
Research Trends in Behavior and Executive Function by
Publication Date: New York : Nova Biomedical, 
This book brings together interdisciplinary research in cognitive psychology, cognitive impairment and abnormalities, cognitive networks and neurofeedback, and neurophysiology. Covered are the latest developments, pinpointing directions for future research on cognitive sciences and theory. Essential reading for those working directly in the cognitive sciences or in related specialist areas, "Research Trends in Behavior and Executive Function" provides an instant overview of current thinking for both experts and newcomers to cognitive sciences.
The Mimetic Brain by
Publication Date: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 
The discovery of mirror neurons in the 1990s led to an explosion of research and debate about the imitative capacities of the human brain. Some herald a paradigm shift on the order of DNA in biology, while others remain skeptical. In this revolutionary volume Jean- Michel Oughourlian shows how the hypotheses of René Girard can be combined with the insights of neuroscientists to shed new light on the "mimetic brain." Offering up clinical studies and a complete reevaluation of classical psychiatry, Oughourlian explores the interaction among reason, emotions, and imitation and reveals that rivalry--the blind spot in contemporary neuroscientific understandings of imitation--is a misunderstood driving force behind mental illness. Oughourlian's analyses shake the very foundations of psychiatry as we know it and open up new avenues for both theoretical research and clinical practice.
Advanced Practice Nursing Guide to the Neurological Exam by
Publication Date: New York : Springer Publishing Company, 
Today's APN and PA programs have been allocating less time to the study of neurology, leaving new practitioners with an uncertain grasp of how to approach the neurology patient. Here is a "how to" manual for knowledgably conducting the basic neurological examination and confidently applying exam findings to the interpretation of common neurologic symptoms. It explains all facets of the standard neuro exam that is conducted in a clinic or hospital setting including useful algorithms. The book then focuses on using the exam results to determine a likely diagnosis and/or area of concern for further diagnostic tests. The text presents both basic and advanced concepts related to the exam to foster a deeper understanding of the meaning and physiology underlying an abnormal finding.
Between Mind and Brain: models of the mind and models in the mind by
Publication Date: London : Karnac Books, 2015.
This book begins with an exploration of the relationship between mind and brain. It then examines various psychoanalytic models of the mind and moves to the task of the analyst to discover the unconscious models that shape his or her patients' picture of him/herself and others.The familiar models are mainly drawn from psychoanalytic practice but are supplemented from myths, religion, and literature. Developments in adjacent scientific fields such as quantum biology and new ideas about evolution are discussed that suggest cellular genetic modification can take place as a consequence of interaction with the outside world. This gives hope perhaps to the idea that not only the mind can learn from experience but also the brain.
Neuropsychoanalytic Perspectives by
Publication Date: London, United Kingdom : Karnac Books, 2015
Neuropsychoanalysis is the fastest growing area within psychoanalysis, providing a bridge between "classic" psychoanalysis and the neurological sciences. This book provides an accessible introduction to the field through a selection of papers by one of its leading figures. It includes papers on the theoretical and philosophical foundations of neuropsychoanalysis, scientific papers on the brain mechanisms of dreaming and consciousness, the application of neuropsychoanalysis in psychiatry and neurology, and clinical case studies.
Through Windows of Opportunity: a neuroaffective approach to child psychotherapy by
Publication Date: London : Karnac Books, 2015.
Research has shown that nonspecific factors such as relationship and personality have a stronger correlation to outcome than method. The basic argument of Through Windows of Opportunity is that skilled psychotherapists do similar things while describing them differently, and that psychological healing is created in the context of relationship. This book presents the work of four therapists: Peter Levine from the USA (working with with Somatic Experiencing on trauma states); Jukka Makela from Finland (with Theraplay, working with disorganized attachment); Haldor Ovreeide from Norway (with a therapeutic conversation in a disrupted son-mother dyad); and Eia Asen from the London Marlborough Clinic (with systemic and mentalization-based family therapy working on a dependent attachment pattern). The closing chapters of the book summarize the high points of the discussions among the four therapists about nonspecific but shared aspects of their interventions, moderated by the authors.
Neuropsychology: a review of science and practice. II by
Publication Date: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2015.
Compiling reviews of the recent literature is a long-established tradition in the laboratory and clinical sciences, providing a useful and timely summary of advances in the field. Neuropsychology has matured as a science and profession to the point where a like effort to summarize the status and direction of the field is needed. The authors of chapters in the second volume of Neuropsychology: A Review of Science and Practice are authorities in the subjects they review; they offer investigators, practitioners, and students an overview of the important developments in neuropsychology that cannot be found from perusal of journals alone.Interest in the reviews collected in this volume is likely to go beyond the discipline of neuropsychology and will extend to those working in the science of brain-behavior relationships, the study of disease and injury as they affect brain function, and the rehabilitation of individuals who have suffered brain injury.A unique and valuable resource, Neuropsychology: A Review of Science and Practice provides the means for clinicians and researchers to acquire a sound, up-to-date perspective on important advances and future directions in the field.
Rewire Your Anxious Brain by
Publication Date: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 
Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research. In the book, you will learn how the amygdala and cortex (both important parts of the brain) are essential players in the neuropsychology of anxiety. The amygdala acts as a primal response, and oftentimes, when this part of the brain processes fear, you may not even understand why you are afraid. By comparison, the cortex is the center of "worry." That is obsessing, ruminating, and dwelling on things that may or may not happen. In the book, Pittman and Karle make it simple by offering specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping into both of these pathways in the brain. As you read, you'll gain a greater understanding how anxiety is created in the brain, and as a result, you will feel empowered and motivated to overcome it. The brain is a powerful tool, and the more you work to change the way you respond to fear, the more resilient you will become. Using the practical self-assessments and proven-effective techniques in this book, you will learn to literally "rewire" the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears.
Social Neuroscience: brain, mind, and society by
Publication Date: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015
Human beings evolved in the company of others and flourish in proportion to their positive social ties. To understand the human brain, we must situate its biology in the wider context of society. To understand society, we must also consider how the brains and minds of individuals shape interactions with other human beings. Social Neuroscience offers a comprehensive new framework for studying the brain, human development, and human behavior. In this book, leading researchers in the fields of neurobiology, psychiatry, psychology, and sociology elucidate the connections between brain biology and the brain's functioning in the social world, providing a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary explanation of how humans think and act, as well as the ways we define and treat pathological behavior. Synthesizing the insights and perspectives of these experts, Social Neuroscience examines how neural processes make the brain sensitive to social experience, how cognition shapes social behavior, and how social networks create a range of responses among different individuals to the same environmental stimuli. The mutually reinforcing connections between brain, mind, and society have profound implications for human health, from the emotionally damaging effects of severe social deprivation to the neurological impact of parental abuse and neighborhood violence. The authors explore these connections, with special focus on mental illnesses, including schizophrenia--a disorder characterized by marked social deficits in which a neurological basis is now well established.
The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias by
Publication Date: New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, 
"This book provides an overview of the cognitive and behavioral profiles of the cortical dementias in a readable and clinically relevant manner. Its emphasis on disease entities primarily affecting cortical structures allows for a more comprehensive description of the latest insights into the pathogenesis and assessment of a number of different disease processes... Weighted Numerical Score: 98 - 5 Stars " Melissa Jones, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) "Doody's Medical Reviews" "The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias" addresses in depth the neuropsychological impact and features of the full range of cortical dementias. It examines the differential neuropathological and pathophysiological bases of these dementias and emphasizes their behavioral and cognitive aspects in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The book also presents the most advanced techniques and strategies for disease-specific treatment. Important legal/ethical issues and the role of caregivers in treating dementia patients are also covered. Featuring contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology, this volume provides a broad interdisciplinary perspective for practicing clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and psychologists who work with patients with dementia. Key Features: Includes comprehensive, clinically focused coverage of all major cortical dementiasCovers neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of dementia patients, as well as legal and ethical issuesDiscusses assessment and diagnosis from the perspectives of neuroimaging and cognitive and behavioral symptomsDiscusses a range of interventions (pharmacological, cognitive behavioral, etc.) and management issues related to dementia treatmentInformed by contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology
Your Brain on Food: how chemicals control your thoughts and feelings by
Publication Date: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana's potential for pain relief, Dr. Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of fascinating questions such as: -Is your aluminum cookware hurting you? -Can tryptophan supplements improve your mood? -How do fruits and vegetables protect us from aging? -Why does eating chocolate make you feel so angry? -Does our brain want us to be obese? Never forget--everything we consume can affect how we think, feel, and act. NEW TO THIS EDITION -Updated second edition greatly expands discussions on the effects of specific foods on the brain -Clarifies the role of biorhythms in how food affects the brain and behavior -Investigates why our brain makes us crave fat, salt, and sugar
Brain Consciousness and God: a Lonerganian integration by
Publication Date: Albany, New York : State University of New York Press, 
A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.