Matter of Mind

Matter of Mind : A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

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Most of what has been learned about how the brain mediates behaviour comes from experiments of nature where a stroke or other damage to the brain produces changes in a person's behaviour. In Matter of Mind, one of the leading figures in behavioural and cognitive neurology uses patient vignettes and other examples from his rich professional life to show just how much knowledge about brain functions such as reading, writing, language, control of emotions, skilled movement, perception, attention, and motiviation has been gained from the study of patients with diseases of or damage to the brain. No knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required to understand the book, which is intended for neurological patients and their families. It will also be of interest to professionals who study the brain or treat patients with brain damage including neuropsychologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, and their students and trainees.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 24mm | 539.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 48 line illustrations
  • 0195144902
  • 9780195144901
  • 1,745,591

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This is a book intended for general public readership. It is surely going to be enjoyed by readers with interest in how the brain works and, specifically, in the relationship between brain and mind, even if they do not have a specific knowledge in neurology. The book is timely, trying to fill up some of the remaining gaps in the ever-growing scientific study of behaviour, emotions, cognition, and other similar human brain mediated functions . . . It is well written
in an easy-to-read conversational tone that makes the very complex mind matters understandable, and attractive, to the non-specialized reader. * Clinical Neurophysiology, 114 * For those fascinated by neurobehavioural syndromes and how the disordered mind can be understood from intensive observation and experimental deduction . . . [this book] offers an important perspective . . . an adventurous romp through the modern history of behavioural neurology . . . fosters an appreciation for the intricacies and subtlety of brain-behaviour relationships. The information is presented in a way a layperson can understand, and a neurologist, young or
mature, can relish. * Neurology Today *
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