Recent years have seen exciting advances in our understanding of the human frontal lobes and their role in diverse cognitive processes, social behaviors, and psychiatric disorders. This volume brings together current research on these important regions of the brain, examining their functions in both health and disease. Significant findings on anatomy, chemistry, and physiology are first presented. Next, chapters address such neuropsychological functions as working memory, attention, inhibition, idea and word generation, and language, tracing their links to the frontal lobes and describing new and established approaches to assessment and testing. Proceeding to clinical manifestations of pathology, contributors examine the impact upon the frontal lobes of tumors, trauma, and various neurological diseases, and explore the role of frontal lobe dysfunction in psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and antisocial behavior.
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This impressive tome is dedicated to the memory of D. Frank Benson, a remarkable clinician who focused much of his formidable acumen on deciphering the often cryptic influence of the frontal lobes upon human behavior. Well organized and comprehensive, the book is a worthy continuation of Dr. Benson's lifelong work. It will prove a valuable reference for any clinician interested in human behavior (Artiss L. Powell, MD, Department of Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School).About the Author:
Bruce L. Miller , M.D. , Dept of Neurology , Mount Zion Medical Center , University of California , San Francisco
Jeffery Cummings , M.D. , Dept. of Neurology and Psychiatry , School of Medicine , University of California ,Los Angeles.
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Book Description The Guilford Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111572303905