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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function by Donald T. (Director, Rotman Research Institute and Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto) Stuss
  

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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function by Donald T. (Director, Rotman Research Institute and Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto) Stuss

Principles of Frontal Lobe Function provides a comprehensive review of historical and current research on the functions of the frontal lobes and frontal systems of the brain. The content covers frontal lobe functions from birth to old age, from biochemistry and anatomy to rehabilitation, from normal to disrupted function. Two introductory chapters guide, in different ways, reading of subsequent chapters. Following are a number of chapters dealing with basic science - neuroanatomy and neurochemistry. The various theoretical positions proposed reflect the diversity of approaches to the same fundamental question about the role of frontal lobes. Some chapters deal with broad, salient issues such as functional heterogeneity versus homogeneity, while others narrow their focus on specific functions like motor control, language, memory and attention, executive functioning, and emotional and social behaviour. The book concludes with chapters on applied clinical research such as frontal lobe pathology in neurological diseases and disorders, stroke and traumatic brain injury, as well as strategies for neurorehabilitation. The book is intended to be a standard reference work on the frontal lobes for researchers, clinicians, and students in the fields of neurology, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and health care.

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. . . of utmost interest for neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists and all who are interested and working in this exciting field of neurosciences. From this extraordinary book the reviewer has learned a lot about the anatomy, functions and dysfunctions of the frontal lobes and fronto-subcortical systems. * European Journal of Neurology, Vol 10, Issue 1 * This is an important book for any neurology, neuroscience, or neurosurgery library. * Doody's Journal * It will be of utmost interest for neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, and all who are interested and working in this exciting field of the neurosciences. From this extraordinary book the reviewer has learned a lot . . . * European Journal of Neurology * It cannot be denied that this is an excellent book. It contains all of the topics that one might reasonably ask for, systematically reviewed in the correct sequence . . . Most neuroscientists and clinicians would gain greatly from this book . . . The neuroscience of frontal lobe function and executive function has badly needed a text with the breadth and depth to do justice to the many recent developments in this field, and this book fulfills that role very well. * Neurology * . . . highly recommended. It will be essential reading and a standard reference for researchers, teachers and students of the frontal lobes. * Brain, 126 * If you still wonder what the prefrontal cortex does, and how to perform a meaningful exam of its functions, you should read this book. You will find here the right answers to many questions regarding the function of the prefrontal cortex . . . This book is certainly very good not only as a reference book, but also as a textbook for neuroscientists who are already engaged in the study of the prefrontal cortex, as well as for beginners who want to learn more about this fascinating cortical region. * Clinical Neurophysiology, 115 *


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Publication date

1st January 2002

Author

Donald T. (Director, Rotman Research Institute and Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto) Stuss

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Publisher

Oxford University Press Inc

Format

Hardback
640 pages

Categories

Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
Anatomy
Psychiatry
Neurosciences

ISBN

9780195134971

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