Frontal Lobe Function and Dysfunction

Hardcover | February 1, 1978

EditorHarvey S. Levin, Howard M. Eisenberg, Arthur L. Benton

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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 potentialand 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 followingfrontal 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 todescribing 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 sourceof information on this region of the brain and its role in cognition, behavior and clinical disorders.

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In this lucid work, a distinguished group of neuroscientists and psychologists present an up-to-date synthesis of research progress on the function and dysfunction of this region of the brain.

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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 potentialand neuroimaging studies in patients. This b...

Howard M. Eisenberg is at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.57 × 6.5 × 1.14 inPublished:February 1, 1978Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction and Historical Perspective1. Arthur L. Benton: The Prefrontal Region: Its Early HistoryPART II: Neuroanatomical Organization, Experimental Models and Neuroimaging in Animals2. Helen Barbas and Deepak N. Pandya: Patterns of Connections of the Prefrontal Cortex in the Rhesus Monkey Associated with Cortical Architecture3. Joaquin M. Fuster: Role of Prefrontal Cortex in Delay Tasks: Evidence from Reversible Lesion and Unit Recording in the Monkey4. Patricia C. Goldman-Rakic and R. Friedman: The Circuitry of Working Memory Revealed by Anatomy and Metabolic Imaging5. Hanna C. Damasio: Neuroanatomy of Frontal Lobe In Vivo: A Comment on MethodologyPART III: Cognitive Functioning in Patients with Frontal Lobe Lesions6. Tim Shallice and Paul Burgess: Higher-Order Cognitive Impairments and Frontal-Lobe Lesions in Man7. Robert T. Knight: Evoked Potential Studies of Attention Capacity in Human Frontal Lobe LesionsPART IV: The Role of the Frontal Lobes in Memory8. Donald T. Stuss: Interference Effects on Memory Function in Postleukotomy Patients: An Attentional Perspective9. Arthur P. Shimamura, J.S. Janowsky, and Larry R. Squire: What is the Role of Frontal Lobe Damage in Memory Disorders?PART V: Response Preparation and Motor Functioning10. Kenneth M. Heilman and Robert T. Watson: Intentional Motor DisordersPART VI: Integration of Experimental Models with Studies of Patients11. Antonio R. Damasio, Daniel Tranel, and Hanna C. Damasio: Somatic Markers and the Guidance of Behavior: Theory and Preliminary Testing12. Marlene Oscar-Berman, Patrick McNamara, and Morris Freedman: Delayed-Response Tasks: Parallels Between Experimental Ablation and Findings in Patients with Frontal Lesions13. Michael Petrides: Learning Impairments Following Excisions of the Primate Frontal LobePART VII: Neuropsychiatric and Developmental Effects of Frontal Lobe Damage14. Daniel R. Weinberger, Karen F. Berman, and Daniel G. Daniel: Prefrontal Cortex Dysfunction in Schizophrenia15. Sergio E. Starkstein and Robert G. Robinson: The Role of the Frontal Lobes in Affective Disorder Following Stroke16. David Neary and J.S. Snowden: Dementia of the Frontal Lobe Type17. Harvey S. Levin, Felicia C. Goldstein, David H. Williams and Howard M. Eisenberg: The Contribution of Frontal Lobe Lesions to the Neurobehavioral Outcome of Closed Head Injury18. Adele Diamond: Developmental Aspects of Frontal Lobe FunctioningPART VIII: Rehabilitation of the Frontal Lobe Damaged Patient19. George P. Prigatano: The Relationship of Frontal Lobe Damage to Diminished Awareness: Studies in RehabilitationPART IXAntonio Damasio: Summary

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In this lucid work, a distinguished group of neuroscientists and psychologists present an up-to-date synthesis of research progress on the function and dysfunction of this region of the brain.

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"A very useful book for a graduate seminar. It covers an impressive range of topics."--Somee Park, Northwestern University