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Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology - Hanna Damasio

Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology

Hardcover Published: 19th October 1989
ISBN: 9780195039191
Number Of Pages: 240

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Knowledge about brain neuroanatomy has played a major role in elucidating the brain mechanisms underlying psychological processes. Nowhere has the role been stronger than in the study of the relation between specific areas of brain damage and changes in perception, memory, and language. This book is about that particular approach to brain and behavior studies--the lesion method--as applied to humans. It reviews advances made with modern neuroimaging methods (such as x-ray computerized tomography and magnetic resonance scanning) and discusses how the new findings are modifying neuropsychological thinking and helping develop new theories about the neural substrates of cognition. The book also describes a method for the analysis of neuroimaging data that helps researchers and clinicians in neuropsychology to use imaging techniques as a source of neuroanatomical data. Included in the book are magnetic resonance (MR) and computerized tomographic (CT) images of exceptional quality. Based on a decade's work by two neuroscientists of worldwide reputation, this unique volume will be of value to neurologists, neuropsychologists, basic neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, neurolinguists and other researchers and clinicians interested in the relation between brain structure and behavior.

"The book is replete with superb reproductions of CT and MR scans demonstrating focal lesions associated with a wide array of behavioral impairments, and includes a 29 figure appendix illustrating the authors' standard templates for lesion localization . . . . The meticulous approach of these renowned authors to the neurological, psychological, and radiological assessment of patients with focal brain lesions serves as a model for neuropsychological case studies." --Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience "The Damasio's have developed one of the best systems of anatomic localization, and in this clearly written book, with superb illustrations, they tell us how to use their method. . . . An excellent book which should be read and serve as a reference for all those who take care of brain-impaired patients." --Neurology "Damasio and Damasio have been extremely productive in using modern imaging techniques, paired with informed analyses of behavioral syndromes, to advance our knowledge of the consequences of brain lesions. [This book] is a long-awaited review of this work." --Annals of Neurology "A significant advance at the interface of behavioural neurology and neuropsychological research . . . . Here is clinical and technical expertise of rare excellence that, in conjunction with closely observed behavioural data, beautifully illustrates the modularity--morphological and functional--of brain organization . . . . Beautifully illustrated." --Brain "Highly recommended to those with research interests in neuropsychology, the volume is attractively produced and, given the high quality of the illustrations, sensibly priced." --The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry "The field of neuropsychology is being newly invigorated by advances in the neurosciences and, particularly, in neurimaging technology. . . . there is a swelling body of literature linking neuroimaging data with behavioral dimensions, and yet little integration has occurred. This book is outstanding in that it combines a clearly articulated theoretical model with high quality of empirical data. I believe a serious neuropsychologist, neuropsychiatrist, or behavioral neurologist should have a copy of this book at arm's reach. . . . for its strength in the neuroanatomy of behavior alone it is sure to become a standard reference for clinicians, students, residents, and their professors for generations to come." --Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology "Ingenous method of presenting the field of imaging to the student. Excellent ancilliary text for graduate study of neuropsychology."--Nick A DeFilippis, PhD, Georgia School of Professional Psychology

PART I: Introduction PART II: The Lesion Method in Humans 1: Overview 2: Some Fundamental Discoveries Based on the Lesion Method and Their Theoretical Consequences 3: Multiregional Retroactivation: A Model for the Neural Organization Subtending Cognition 4: References PART III: Computerized Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Studies 1: Neuropathological Detection 2: The Choice of Neuropathological Specimens 3: Timing CT and MR Data Collection 4: Neuroanatomical Resolution 5: Neuroanatomical Description 6: Neuroimaging of Cerebral Asymmetries and of the Ventricular System 7: References PART IV: Roadmaps to Neuroanatomy 1: The Development of Standard Templates 2: Standard Procedure for the Analysis of CT and MR Images 3: Sources of Error 4: Problem Areas for Charting 5: References PART V: Appendix PART VI: Thematic Index of Iconographic Contents

ISBN: 9780195039191
ISBN-10: 019503919X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 19th October 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.34 x 18.64  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.75