Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology

Hardcover | February 15, 2000

byM.-Marsel Mesulam

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This thoroughly revised new edition of a classic book provides a clinically inspired but scientifically guided approach to the biological foundations of human mental function in health and disease. It includes authoritative coverage of all the major areas related to behavioral neurology,neuropsychology, and neuropsychiatry. Each chapter, written by a world-renowned expert in the relevant area, provides an introductory background as well as an up-to-date review of the most recent developments. Clinical relevance is emphasized but is placed in the context of cognitive neuroscience,basic neuroscience, and functional imaging. Major cognitive domains such as frontal lobe function, attention and neglect, memory, language, prosody, complex visual processing, and object identification are reviewed in detail. A comprehensive chapter on behavioral neuroanatomy provides a backgroundfor brain-behavior interactions in the cerebral cortex, limbic system, basal ganglia, thalamus, and cerebullum. Chapters on temperolimbic epilepsy, major psychiatric syndromes, and dementia provide in-depth analyses of these neurobehavioral entities and their neurobiological coordinates. Changes forthis second edition include the reflection throughout the book of the new and flourishing alliance of behavioral neurology, neuropsychology, and neuropsychiatry with cognitive science;major revision of all chapters; new authorship of those on language and memory; and the inclusion of entirely newchapters on psychiatric syndromes and the dementias. Both as a textbook and a reference work, the second edition of Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology represents an invaluable resource for behavioral neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, cognitive and basicneuroscientists, geriatricians, physiatrists, and their students and trainees.

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This thoroughly revised new edition of a classic book provides a clinically inspired but scientifically guided approach to the biological foundations of human mental function in health and disease. It includes authoritative coverage of all the major areas related to behavioral neurology,neuropsychology, and neuropsychiatry. Each chapte...

M.-Marsel Mesulam, M.D., is Ruth and Evelyn Dumbar Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Director of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
Format:HardcoverPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195134753

ISBN - 13:9780195134759

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Table of Contents

1. M.-Marsel Mesulam: Behavioral Neuroanatomy2. Sandra Weintraub: Neuropsychological Assessment of Mental State3. M.-Marsel Mesulam: Attentional Networks, Confusional States, and Neglect Syndromes4. Hans J. Markowitsch: Memory and Amnesia5. Antonio R. Damasio and Hanna Damasio: Aphasia and the Neural Basis of Language6. Elliott D. Ross: Affective Prosody and the Aprosodias7. Antonio R. Damasio, Daniel Tranel, Matthew Rizzo: Disorders of Complex Visual Processing8. Donald L. Schomer, Margaret O'Connor, Paul Spiers, Margitta Seeck, M.-Marsel Mesulam, David Bear: Temporolimbic Epilepsy and Behavior9. Robert M. Post: Neural Substrates of Psychiatric Syndromes10. M.-Marsel Mesulam: Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia

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"At last! The second edition of this great book has finally become available to us...In my opinion, the first edition of this book was the textbook of behavioral neurology, and this second edition is even better. No card-carrying behavioral neurologist or neuropsychiatrist should be withoutthis volume, and many others interested in the neurobiological basis of behavior and of behavioral disorders will find this book to be extremely useful."--Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD in Annals of Neurology