Matter of Mind: A Neurologists View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Hardcover | January 15, 2002

byKenneth M. Heilman

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Most of what has been learned about how the brain mediates behavior comes from experiments of nature where a stroke or other damage to the brain produces changes in a person's behavior. In Matter of Mind, one of the leading figures in behavioral and cognitive neurology uses patient vignettesand other examples from his rich professional life to show just how much knowledge about brain functions such as reading, writing, language, control of emotions, skilled movement, perception, attention, and motivation has been gained from the study of patients with diseases of or damage to thebrain. No knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required to understand the book, which is intended for neurological patients and their families. It will also be of interest to professionals who study the brain or treat patients with brain damage including neuropsychologists, neurologists,neuroscientists, psychologists, physiatrists, speech pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, and their students and trainees.

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Most of what has been learned about how the brain mediates behavior comes from experiments of nature where a stroke or other damage to the brain produces changes in a person's behavior. In Matter of Mind, one of the leading figures in behavioral and cognitive neurology uses patient vignettesand other examples from his rich professiona...

Kenneth M. Heilman is at University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 1.1 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195144902

ISBN - 13:9780195144901

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Language-CognitionSpeech - Reading - Writing3. EmotionEmotional Communication - Emotional Experience4. Attention5. Self-Awareness6. Memory7. Motor Skills8. Sensory Perception9. Conation-Intention

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"...an adventurous romp through the modern history of behavioral neurology, viewed through the eyes of a protagonist who contributed substantially to its shaping...Dr. Heilman's vivacious narrative style permeates the anecdotes...I have placed my copy between the Oliver Sacks book, The Man WhoMistook His Wife for a Hat, and MacDonald Critchley's The Parietal Lobes. Within easy reach, I can pull it off the shelf when a medical student, interest piqued by a patient with an unusual right hemisphere syndrome, wants to learn more."--Randolph S. Marshall, MD in Neurology Today