Neuropsychological Disorders associated with Subcortical Lesions

Hardcover | November 1, 1994

EditorG. Vallar, S. F. Cappa, Claus-W. Wallesch

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For more than a century, the cerebral cortex has been regarded as the site of cognitive activities such as language, thought, and spatial awareness. In the past 20 years, however, an increasing amount of evidence has accumulated to suggest that subcortical structures such as the thalamus andtha basal ganglia may participate in specific aspects of mental activity. This book is the first to be entirely devoted to this issue, and includes contributions from an international group of researchers. They describe the clinical patterns of neuropsychological disorders found in patients withsubcortical lesions, and report the results of animal research. New imaging techniques allow the disorders to be correlated with the size and site of the lesion, and the pattern that emerges from these findings is that cognitive functions are mediated by complex neural circuits, involving bothcortical and subcortical structures.

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For more than a century, the cerebral cortex has been regarded as the site of cognitive activities such as language, thought, and spatial awareness. In the past 20 years, however, an increasing amount of evidence has accumulated to suggest that subcortical structures such as the thalamus andtha basal ganglia may participate in specific...

G. Vallar, University Researcher, Instituto di Clinica Neurologica, Milano. S. F. Cappa, Clinica Neurologica, Universita di Brescia. Claus-W. Wallesch, Neurologist, Department of Neurology, University of Freiburg.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pagesPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'The work is authoritative and boasts an impressive list of contributors. Anyone serious about understanding higher brain function should be interested in the "state-of-the-art" ideas and data presented in this interesting volume. The breadth of topics addressed in this book illustrates theimportance of subcortical structures in human neuropsychological processes.'John R. Ansher, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Journal of Neurological Sciences, 116 (1993)