Despite a long research tradition in visual neuroscience, the rehabilitation of cerebral visual deficits has, until recently, been neglected. This book is the first to report systematic observations on spontaneous recovery of cerebral visual deficits after acquired brain injury, and the outcome of treating these deficits. The whole range of human visual functions and capacities is covered: visual field, visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, visual adaptation, colour vision, visual space perception, and visual cognition. Additionally, there is a special section devoted to patients with central scotoma. All treatment procedures described are empirically founded.
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Josef Zihl is Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Munich, and Head of the Research group Neuropsychology at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany.Review:
Anyone wishing to find practical approaches for helping patients across a range of visual disorders will find this a useful, humane, and dedicated book.
–L. Weiskrantz, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
A welcome addition to the literature, particularly as it concerns such an under-researched area. This is a useful and thought-provoking monograph because it indicates the improvements in the quality of the patients' lives that can be attained when suitable training is made available, but it also reveals the quite intensive practice that is often needed. I hope this book will raise awareness of the gains that can be made with currently available techniques and also provide a stimulus to further research.
–Denis Parker, Pediatric Rehabilitation
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