The aim of this book is to bring these real life cases to life in a clear and relatively jargon–free way and so to illuminate how psychologists now use case–study evidence to approach central questions in cognition, such as the relation between brain structures and mental processes, and development of cognition. Together, the studies suggest the exciting flavour of current active research and offer new perspectives. Mental Lives is intended for use in the early stages of an undergraduate cognitive psychology course, and will also be of some use to students of developmental psychology and of neuropsychology.
Introduction: Ruth Campbell.
1. The Girl who liked to shout in church: Simon Baron–Cohen.
2. More than meets the eye: Linda Pring.
3. Visual Thoughts: Barbara Dodd and Judith Murphy.
4. When Language is a problem: M. Gopnik.
5. Developmental verbal dyspraxia: a longitudinal case study: Joy Stockhouse.
6. Developmental reading and writing impairment: Maggie Snowling and Nata Goulandris.
7. Deaf to the meaning of words: Sue Franklin and David Howard.
8. The write stuff: a case of acquired spelling disorder: Janice Kay.
9. The two–legged apple: Jennie Powell and Jules Davidoff.
10. The smiling giraffe: an illustration of a visual memory disorder: M. Jane Riddoch and Glyn W. Humphreys.
11. Drawing without meaning?: dissociations in the graphic performance of an agnostic artist: Sue Franklin, Peter van Sommers and David Howard.
12. Developmental memory impairment: faces and patterns: Christine M. Temple.
13. Face to Face: interpreting a case of developmental prosopagnosia: Ruth Campbell.
14. Transient global amnesia: John R. Hodges.
15. Adult commissurotomy: separating the left from the right side of the brain: Dahlia W. Zaidel.