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Disturbances of Lower and Higher Visual Capacities Caused by Occipital Damage
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Disturbances of Lower and Higher Visual Capacities Caused by Occipital Damage: With Special Reference to the Psychopathological, Pedagogical, Industrial, and Social Implications

W. Poppelreuter, J. Zihl, and L. Weiskrantz

Abstract

During the First World War many soldiers suffered brain injuries, mostly from gunshot wounds. The localized nature of these injuries made them of special significance for neuropsychological studies and they were the subject of research by British and German psychologists and neurologists working in military hospitals. The work carried out by Walther Poppelreuter in Germany is of particular interest. He was one of the first to design and use precise experimental methods for neuropsychological assessment and analysis. Poppelreuter was also one of the first to suggest a relatively specific proces ... More

Keywords: Walther Poppelreuter, neuropsychological assessment, visual submodalities, movement, depth, occipital lobe, colour, prestriate areas, management of patients, brain injuries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198521907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521907.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. Poppelreuter, author
Regional Health Centre for War Wounded by Gun-shot Injuries, Cologne

J. Zihl, translator

L. Weiskrantz, contributor
University of Oxford

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