From a contemporary perspective, Classic Cases in Neuropsychology, Volume II reviews important and significant cases described in historical and modern literature where brain damage has been sustained. The single case study has always been of central importance to the discipline of neuropsychology. Cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neurolinguistics search for universal structures in thought processes, and single patients are an important means to that end. The role of the single case study in the historical development of the field and its increasing contribution to contemporary work is therefore recognised as crucial.
This follow-up to the successful Classic Cases in Neuropsychology (1996) brings together more of the important case investigations which have shaped the way we think about the relationships between brain, behaviour and cognition. The book includes cases from the rich history of neuropsychology as well as important contemporary case studies in the fields of memory, language and perception. Some of the cases described are rare, some are seminal in the field, many were the first of their type to be described and gave rise to new theories, and some are still controversial. As in the first volume, each chapter highlights the relevance of the case to the development of neuropsychology and discusses the theoretical implication of the findings.
Classic Cases in Neuropsychology, Volume II will be essential reading for students and researchers alike in the fields of neuropsychology and neuroscience. It will also be of interest to speech and language pathologists, therapists and clinicians in this area.

chapter 1|6 pages

Windows on the mind

ByBrian Butterworth

part |2 pages

PART ONE Language, calculation, memory

chapter 2|10 pages

Wernicke’s cases of conduction aphasia

ByClaus-W. Wallesch, Manfred Herrmann, and Claudius Bartels

chapter 5|18 pages

Monsieur C: Dejerine’s case of alexia without agraphia

ByJ. Richard Hanley, Janice Kay

chapter 6|8 pages

Deep dyslexia: The case of Frau Fretz (Wolff, 1903)

ByClaudius Bartels and Claus-W. Wallesch

chapter 8|8 pages

Low-velocity intra-nasal penetrating head injury: Case NA

ByAlan J. Parkin

chapter 10|14 pages

The fractionation of mental life: Luria’s study of Lieutenant Zasetsky

ByB.L.J. Kaczmarek, Chris Code, and Claus-W. Wallesch

part |2 pages

PART TWO Perception, identification, consciousness

chapter 11|24 pages

Pierre Bonnier’s (1905) cases of bodily ‘aschematie’

ByGiuseppe Vallar, Costanza Papagno

chapter 12|20 pages

Anosognosia for left hemiplegia: Babinski’s (1914) cases

ByCostanza Papagno, Giuseppe Vallar

chapter 13|8 pages

Friedrich Best’s Case Z with misidentification of object orientation

BySusanne Ferber, Hans-Otto Karnath

chapter 4|24 pages

TEEN ‘Mind-blind for blindness’: A psychological review of Anton’s syndrome

ByEmer M.E. Forde and Claus-W. Wallesch

chapter 15|18 pages

Pick’s case studies on body representation (1908, 1915, 1922): A retrospective assessment

ByCarlo Semenza, Margarete Delazer

chapter 6|16 pages

Delusional misidentifications: History and contemporary theory

ByHadyn D. Ellis

chapter 18|20 pages

Goldstein and Gelb’s Case Schn.: A classic case in neuropsychology?

ByGeorg Goldenberg

chapter 19|22 pages

The case studies of Gilles de la Tourette

ByNellie Georgiou-Karistianis, John L. Bradshaw

chapter 20|18 pages

Can a cognitive deficit elicit an exceptional ability? A case of savant syndrome in drawing abilities: Nadia

ByLaurent Mottron, Elyse Limoges, Patricia Jelenic