Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology by Hanna DamasioLesion Analysis in Neuropsychology by Hanna Damasio

Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology

byHanna Damasio, Antonio R. Damasio

Hardcover | October 1, 1989

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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. Thisbook 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 modifyingneuropsychological 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, cognitivepsychologists, neurolinguists and other researchers and clinicians interested in the relation between brain structure and behavior.
Hanna Damasio, M.D., is Professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Antonio R. Damasio, M.D., is Professor and Head of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Title:Lesion Analysis in NeuropsychologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7.2 × 10.31 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019503919X

ISBN - 13:9780195039191


Table of Contents

PART I: IntroductionPART II: The Lesion Method in Humans1. Overview2. Some Fundamental Discoveries Based on the Lesion Method and Their Theoretical Consequences3. Multiregional Retroactivation: A Model for the Neural Organization Subtending Cognition4. ReferencesPART III: Computerized Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Studies1. Neuropathological Detection2. The Choice of Neuropathological Specimens3. Timing CT and MR Data Collection4. Neuroanatomical Resolution5. Neuroanatomical Description6. Neuroimaging of Cerebral Asymmetries and of the Ventricular System7. ReferencesPART IV: Roadmaps to Neuroanatomy1. The Development of Standard Templates2. Standard Procedure for the Analysis of CT and MR Images3. Sources of Error4. Problem Areas for Charting5. ReferencesPART V: AppendixPART VI: Thematic Index of Iconographic Contents

Editorial Reviews

"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