Functional Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neuroscience: Foundations for Understanding Disorders of Cognition and Behavior
Neuropsychologists and other non-physician healthcare professionals who work in the field of neurology often struggle to develop a strong command of functional neuroanatomy and clinical neuroscience. Functional Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neuroscience fills this gap with a comprehensive introduction to functional neuroanatomy and clinical neuroscience. With a particular focus on disorders of human cognition and behavior, the book is especially suitable for clinical neuropsychology students, early career neuropsychologists, and other non-physician healthcare professionals who work with people who have brain diseases or injuries. Suzan Uysal’s approach is unique in that it interleaves discussion of functional neuroanatomy, clinical neuroscience, and disorders of the human central nervous system with rich descriptions of neurocognitive and neurobehavioral syndromes. It also provides a comprehensive overview of key neuroanatomic concepts, clearly linking them to cognitive and
behavioral disorders. The chapters are organized hierarchically, helping the reader to build up a strong clinical knowledge base from more basic neuroscience concepts. The material progresses from functional neuroanatomy of brain structures and associated clinical syndromes, common neuropathologies, and domain-specific syndromes. The book ends with a section that gives concise descriptions of clinical assessment and neuroimaging methods. Covering challenging yet essential material in an accessible manner, this book will be an important reference for understanding clinical aspects of brain function in adults.