Handbook of Frontal Lobe Assessment

Paperback | June 3, 2015

bySarah E. MacPherson, Sergio Della Sala, Simon R. Cox

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There are several tests used in clinical practice and research worldwide that have been devised to assess the functions subsumed by the frontal lobes of the brain. Anatomical localisation has revealed that the frontal lobes can be divided into sub-regions with different functional domains. Asa result, a number of authors working in the frontal lobe literature have made a case for patients with frontal lobe damage to be considered in their distinct subgroups, rather than considered together in one unitary group. As a result, it is important for clinicians and researchers to be made awareof the functions assessed by individual frontal tests and understand which frontal regions might be impaired in their patient groups, as patients with damage to one of these regions will perform poorly on tasks tapping that region yet may perform well on tasks tapping the unaffected regions withinthe frontal lobes. The Handbook of Frontal Lobe Assessment provides a critical review and appraisal of both the neuropsychological and experimental tests that have been devised to assess frontal lobe functions. It includes many tests that have not been included in previously published neuropsychological compendia.Throughout, the book discusses the available frontal tests in relation to patient and lesion data, neuroimaging data and aging data in order to offer clinicians and researchers the opportunity to choose the best assessment instrument for their purpose.

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There are several tests used in clinical practice and research worldwide that have been devised to assess the functions subsumed by the frontal lobes of the brain. Anatomical localisation has revealed that the frontal lobes can be divided into sub-regions with different functional domains. Asa result, a number of authors working in the...

Sarah MacPherson's main research interest is frontal lobe functions in healthy ageing and damaged brains. She is an action editor for Cortex and Treasurer of the British Neuropsychology Society. Sergio Della Sala's main research interest is cognitive neuropsychology, on this topic he authored over 500 peer-reviewed papers. He is editor...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:June 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019966952X

ISBN - 13:9780199669523

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Fractionating the Frontal Lobe Syndrome2. Abstraction3. Initiation and Inhibition4. Mental Flexibility5. Multitasking6. Problem Solving and Judgment7. Working Memory8. Emotional Processing9. Social Decision-Making10. Theory of Mind11. Test Summary Tables12. Overall Summary Table

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"...this book is a lot of fun and hugely informative." --Journal of Consciousness Studies