The cognitive and behavioral 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. It encompasses neuroanatomical studies; experiments involving temporal organization and working memory tasks in non-human primates; clinical studies of patients following frontal lobe excisions for intractable epilepsy; metabolic imaging in schizophrenia and affective disorder; neurobehavioral studies of patients with dementia, frontal lobe tumors, and head injuries; magnetic resonance imaging methods for studying human frontal lobe anatomy; theoretical approaches to describing frontal lobe functions; and rehabilitation of patients with frontal lobe damage including their core problem of diminished awareness. 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, behavior and clinical disorders.
"This volume is packed with useful illustrations [and] a wealth of references. . . .The breadth of information in this book should make it of interest to clinicians and researchers in such areas as neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, and speech pathology, and many areas of rehabilitation." --Perceptual and Motor Skills "Almost all of the authors were careful to review the neurobiological bases for their individual topic areas and were careful to highlight the limitations of their methods and generalizability of their conclusions. Likewise, nearly all authors concluded their respective chapters by providing multiple suggestions for future research. The editors are to be commended for this timely review and useful reference as it surely will serve to stimulate new basic and applied behavioral neuroscience research. This collection of scholarly works will prove to be both educational and provocative for the neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, cognitive psychologists, and psychiatrists who open its cover." --Brain and Cognition "Comprehensive. . . . provides in the first chapter a superb history of the ideas and observations. . . . spiced with speculative functional considerations. . . . concise." --The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "The book will appeal to students, researchers, and clinicians and should be a valuable source of information for those interested in the frontal lobes." --Contemporary Psychology "Timely . . . . 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. The contributors have provided critical reviews, description of recent developments and new ideas that will certainly stimulate scientific research and insights into clinical interventions. The engaging text, attractive design of the volume and clear figures make for easy reading. It is a valuable addition to preceding texts and is recommended for all who face the complexities of the frontal lobe in scientific and clinical contexts." --Neuropsychologia "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....The awareness gained from a reading of this book about the nature of 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....Certainly worthwhile to anyone dealing with patients with frontal lobe dysfunction...a superb source for those needing more detailed information." --Cole H. Giller, MD, PhD (University of Texas Medical Center), Journal of Neurosurgery "A very useful book for a graduate seminar. It covers an impressive range of topics."--Somee Park, Northwestern University
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 14th November 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.0