Apraxia: The Cognitive side of motor control by Georg Goldenberg

By Georg Goldenberg

Apraxia is a symptom of cerebral lesions that has questioned clinicians and researchers for a few a hundred years. It has engendered many desirable descriptions and a large variety of conflicting theoretical debts.

This booklet is the 1st one who provides a accomplished account of medical and experimental findings on all manifestations of apraxia in addition to of the historical past and the philosophical underpinning of theories on apraxia. The overview of up to date facts is illustrated with vibrant descriptions of medical examples. The old half unearths early precursors of the idea that of apraxia within the final 3rd of nineteenth century and resuscitates contributions made within the "holistic" period within the mid twentieth century that experience now mostly fallen in oblivion. They express that the richness of rules on apraxia is far more than a few sleek authors might acknowledge.

Over and past giving an summary of heritage and scientific visual appeal of apraxia the publication explores the philosophical fundaments that underlie definitions, classifications, and theories of apraxia. Goldenberg argues that they're eventually grounded in a brain as opposed to physique dichotomy that looks as competition among low and high or, respectively, cognitive and motor degrees of motion keep watch over. by way of referring to heritage and smooth proof to perennial philosophical difficulties the e-book transgresses the subject of apraxia and touches the fundaments of cognitive neuroscience.

This publication will make interesting interpreting for these within the fields of neuroscience, neurology, neuropsychology, and developmental psychology

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By Georg Goldenberg

Apraxia is a symptom of cerebral lesions that has questioned clinicians and researchers for a few a hundred years. It has engendered many desirable descriptions and a large variety of conflicting theoretical debts.

This booklet is the 1st one who provides a accomplished account of medical and experimental findings on all manifestations of apraxia in addition to of the historical past and the philosophical underpinning of theories on apraxia. The overview of up to date facts is illustrated with vibrant descriptions of medical examples. The old half unearths early precursors of the idea that of apraxia within the final 3rd of nineteenth century and resuscitates contributions made within the "holistic" period within the mid twentieth century that experience now mostly fallen in oblivion. They express that the richness of rules on apraxia is far more than a few sleek authors might acknowledge.

Over and past giving an summary of heritage and scientific visual appeal of apraxia the publication explores the philosophical fundaments that underlie definitions, classifications, and theories of apraxia. Goldenberg argues that they're eventually grounded in a brain as opposed to physique dichotomy that looks as competition among low and high or, respectively, cognitive and motor degrees of motion keep watch over. by way of referring to heritage and smooth proof to perennial philosophical difficulties the e-book transgresses the subject of apraxia and touches the fundaments of cognitive neuroscience.

This publication will make interesting interpreting for these within the fields of neuroscience, neurology, neuropsychology, and developmental psychology

Show description

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These multimodal images are preserved in motor apraxia but their disconnection from the central motor region deprives them of the power to control the sequential flow of local kinetic–kinesthetic images. From anatomy to psychology Liepmann’s “dutiful reverence” to Wernicke and Meynert influenced not only the choice of the title but also the style of his papers. He adhered quite strictly to the language of anatomy and physiology and mostly avoided terms referring to mental contents such as, for example, consciousness or will.

He mitigated this deviation by pretending that he was just translating his scientific discoveries into the language of “popular psychology”:5 The clinical picture which we have demonstrated and analyzed is a further step on the way paved by Broca, Wernicke and others. These scientists have proven that certain “abilities” of the mind6 as they are assumed by popular psychology get lost after damage to circumscribed parts of the brain. Damage of one defined territory destroys one defined ability like the linguistic expression of thought, and damage of another the comprehension of language, while comprehension of visual, acoustic, tactile entities depends on intactness of still other parts of the brain.

1) This argument turned the parietal lobe into the “apraxia center” which Liepmann himself had rejected. Curiously, when contempt of diagrams eventually ended and associationism came to the fore again, it was Kleist’s and not Liepmann’s interpretation of parietal lesions that was revamped and believed to express Liepmann’s own ideas (see Chapter 4). The opposite line of critique argued that the assignments of distinct kinds of apraxia to distinct locations drew artificial boundaries between syndromes which are in reality only variants of one multifaceted disorder (Marie, 1906a; von Monakow, 1914).

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