Frontal Lobe Function and Dysfunction

Frontal Lobe Function and Dysfunction

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The cognitive and behavioural functions of the frontal lobes have been of great interest to neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Recent technical advances have made it possible to trace their neuroanatomical connections more precisely and to conduct evoked potential and neuroimaging studies in patients. This book presents a broad and authoritative synthesis of research progress in this field. Written by a distinguished group of neuroscientists, psychologists and clinicians, Frontal Lobe Function and Dysfunction provides the best current source of information on this region of the brain and its role in cognition, behaviour and clinical more

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  • Hardback | 442 pages
  • 163.3 x 243.1 x 29.2mm | 1,154.53g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous illustrations, tables
  • 0195062841
  • 9780195062847

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In this lucid work, a distinguished group of neuroscientists and psychologists present an up-to-date synthesis of research progress on the function and dysfunction of this region of the more

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begins with a fascinating history of the knowledge of frontal lobe function ... the technical aspects of the book are of good quality ... The illustrations are clear, the writing is lucid, the references are copious, and the price is modest. The intended audience would seem to be largely neuropsychologists and basic neuroscientists ... there are some interesting clinical pearls ... Furthermore, the awareness gained from a reading of this book about the nature of the subtle deficits from frontal lobe dysfunction will certainly lead to an increase in their detection and a better appreciation of their impact upon recovery to normal life ... its perusal is certainly worthwhile to anyone dealing with patients with frontal lobe dysfunction, and it would be a superb source for those needing more detailed information. * Cole H. Giller, University of Texas Medical Center, J. Neurosurg/Volume 78/Febryart 1993 * advances are presented in an exciting and informative way in this well-edited volume ... focused and updated contributions from prominent investigators who provide succinct, empirical reviews in their respective areas ... There is clearly a place for this volume on many bookshelves ... timely offering ... The contributors have provided critical reviews, description of recent developments and new ideas that will certainly stimulate scientific research and insights into clinical interventions ... engaging text, attractive design ... clear figures make for easy reading ... valuable addition to preceding texts ... recommended for all who face the complexities of the frontal lobe scientific and clinical contexts. excellent book ... The book takes a modern, cognitive viewpoint but an older behaviourist perspective is detectable in places. * Christopher D. Ward, JNNP, Vol. 57, No. 5, 5/94 *show more

Table of contents

Introduction and historical perspective; Neuroanatomical organization, experimental models and neuroimaging in animals; Cognitive functioning in patients with frontal lobe lesions; The role of the frontal lobes in memory; Response preparation and motor functioning; Integration of experimental models with studies of patients; Neuropsychiatric and developmental effects of frontal lobe damage; Rehabilitation of the frontal lobe damaged patient; more

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