The Paradoxical Brain

ISBN 13: 9780521115575

The Paradoxical Brain

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9780521115575: The Paradoxical Brain

The Paradoxical Brain focuses on the phenomenon whereby damage to the brain can actually result in enhancement of function, questioning the traditional belief that lesions or other negative effects on the brain will result in loss of function. The book covers a wide range of topics by leading researchers, including: · Superior performance after brain lesions or sensory loss · Return to normal function after a second brain lesion in neurological conditions · Paradoxical phenomena associated with human development · Examples where having one disease appears to prevent the occurrence of another disease · Situations where drugs with adverse effects on brain functioning may have beneficial effects in certain situations A better understanding of these interactions will inform new rehabilitation approaches and the implementation of new therapeutic strategies. It will be of interest to those working at the interface of brain and behaviour, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.

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The Paradoxical Brain explores phenomena in clinical and cognitive neuroscience that are counterintuitive. A range of topics are covered that will lead to a better understanding of brain function and to the introduction of new therapeutic strategies. It will be of interest to neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.

About the Author:

Narinder Kapur is Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London and Honorary Professor of Neuropsychology, University of Southampton. He was formerly Head of the Neuropsychology Department, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Alvaro Pascual-Leone is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA.

Vilayanur Ramachandran is Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of San Diego, California and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute, San Diego, USA.

Jonathan Cole is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Southampton and Professor, University of Bournemouth, UK.

Sergio Della Sala is Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Tom Manly is a researcher for the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK.

Andrew Mayes is Professor, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.

Oliver Sacks is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, USA.

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Narinder Kapur (Editor), Oliver Sacks (Foreword), Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Contributor), Vilayanur Ramachandran (Contributor), Jonathan Cole (Contributor), Sergio Della Sala (Contributor), Tom Manly (Contributor), Andrew Mayes (Contributor)
Editorial: Cambridge University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521115574 ISBN 13: 9780521115575
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