© 1995

Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment

A Cognitive Approach

  • Robert L. Mapou
  • Jack Spector

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert L. Mapou
      Pages 1-13
  3. Assessment of Specific Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Allan F. Mirsky, Bryan D. Fantie, Janet E. Tatman
      Pages 17-48
    3. Felicia C. Goldstein, Robert C. Green
      Pages 49-81
    4. David Caplan
      Pages 83-113
    5. Guila Glosser, Rhonda B. Friedman
      Pages 115-136
    6. Daniel X. Capruso, Kerry deS. Hamsher, Arthur L. Benton
      Pages 137-183
    7. Glenn J. Larrabee, Thomas H. Crook III
      Pages 185-213
  4. Selected Approaches to Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Kasper Jørgensen, Anne-Lise Christensen
      Pages 217-236
    3. Janice Kay, Sue Franklin
      Pages 237-268
    4. Kevin W. Walsh
      Pages 269-291
  5. Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 355-362

About this book


Practicing neuropsychologists and students in clinical neuropsychology must increas­ ingly cross disciplinary boundaries to understand and appreciate the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and neuropharmacological bases of cognition and behavior, cur­ rent cognitive theory in many different domains of functioning, and the nature and tools of clinical assessment. Although the cognitive functions and abilities of interest are often the same, each of these fields has grappled with them from sometimes very different perspectives. Terminology is often specific to a particular discipline or ap­ proach, methods are diverse, and the goals or outcomes of study or investigation are usually very different. This book poises itself to provide a largely missing link between traditional approaches to assessment and the growing area of cognitive neuropsy­ chology. Historically, neuropsychology had as its central core the consideration of evidence from clinical cases. It was the early work of neurologists such as Broca, Wernicke, Hughlings-Jackson, and Liepmann, who evaluated and described the behavioral cor­ relates of prescribed lesions in individual patients and focused investigation on the lateralization and localization of cognitive abilities in humans. An outgrowth of those approaches was the systematic development of experimental tasks that could be used to elucidate the nature of cognitive changes in individuals with well-described brain lesions.


attention clinical neuropsychology memory neuropsychology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Mapou
    • 1
  • Jack Spector
    • 2
  1. 1.Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military MedicineWalter Reed Army Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neurosurgery and Department of PsychologyWalter Reed Army Medical CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Book Subtitle A Cognitive Approach
  • Editors Robert L. Mapou
    Jack Spector
  • Series Title Critical Issues in Neuropsychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-44869-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-9711-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9709-1
  • Series ISSN 1572-4565
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Health Psychology
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`The book is a useful introduction to the main current problems of neuropsychological assessment.'

`This book does more than fill a gap; it provides a needed link between rich and growing cognitive neuropsychology literature and the practice of clinical neuropsychology.'
from the Foreword by Catherine A. Mateer