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Chapter 1. What is attention. Overview Introduction What is attention Selective attention Divided attention Control of attention Vigilance Summary Chapter 2. Principles of neuropsychology. Overview What is neuropsychology Transparency Modularity Connectionism Imaging techniques Electroencephalograpy and evoked response potentials Positron Emission Tomography Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Summary Chapter 3. Assessment of attention. Overview Weschler Adult Intelligence Test Other traditional tests Recent developments - specialized batteries for attention Summary Chapter 4. Speed of Processing - an all encompassing deficit? Overview Introduction Speed of processing deficits in head injury Does the speed of processing decrement explain other deficits? Speed of processing in other conditions Multiple sclerosis Other conditions Malingering and speed of processing Summary Chapter 5. Selection. Overview Pointers to localization of selective visual attention ` Selective attention deficits in patients Alzheimer's disease Schizophrenia Selective attention in other disorders Unilateral visual neglect Summary Chapter 6. Controlling attention. Overview Introduction Control and head injury Control deficits in schizophrenia Control and dementia Attention and control in children Summary Chapter 7. Maintaining vigilance. Overview The concept of vigilance and sustained attention. Localization of vigilance functions. Conditions where sustained attention is impaired Summary Chapter 8. Neural networks and attention. Overview Background Basic principles of neural networks Modeling control processes Summary Chapter 9. Attention and the future. Overview Looking forward Summary
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Clinical neuropsychology, Attention, Neuropsychological tests, Brain damage Diagnosis