The Neurology of Thinking

The Neurology of Thinking

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An illuminating account of the neurological basis of the components of thinking such as language, memory, visual imagery, attention, and higher mental control. Organized by functional categories, disorders are integrated to outline a neural basis for thought processing. Clinical case histories illustrate disorders of thinking based on focal brain damage or more widespread cerebral dysfunction. A fascinating and provoking read for those concerned with the relationship between the brain and behaviour.
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  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 157.5 x 238.8 x 25.4mm | 748.44g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195058828
  • 9780195058826

About D.Frank Benson

D. Frank Benson, M.D., is The Augustus S. Rose Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern and is the author of several books on the behavioral aspects of neurologic disease.
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Table of contents

Background Considerations; 1. Toward a neurology of thinking; 2. Two approaches to thinking; NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AFFECTING THINKING; 3. The neurology of sensory disorders; 4. The neurology of motor disorders; 5. The neurology of basic mental control disorders (Alertness, attention, mental tone); 6. The neurology of emotional disorders; 7. The neurology of visual imagery; 8. The neurology of communication disorders; 9. The neurology of memory disorders; 10. The neurology of cognitive disorders; 11. The neurology of higher mental control disorders; 12. The neurology of thought disorders; THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS; 13. Neural basis of thought processing
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