Behavioral Neurology and the Legacy of Norman Geschwind / Edition 1

Behavioral Neurology and the Legacy of Norman Geschwind / Edition 1

by Steven C. Schachter, Schachter, Devinsky
     
 

Renowned as a pioneer in behavioral neurology, the late Dr. Norman Geschwind was mentor and role model to the world's leading neurologists and behavioral scientists. In this volume, 31 of Dr. Geschwind's most eminent colleagues present their personal recollections of him and demonstrate his influence on their own personal and professional growth and achievements. The… See more details below

Overview

Renowned as a pioneer in behavioral neurology, the late Dr. Norman Geschwind was mentor and role model to the world's leading neurologists and behavioral scientists. In this volume, 31 of Dr. Geschwind's most eminent colleagues present their personal recollections of him and demonstrate his influence on their own personal and professional growth and achievements. The essays attest to Dr. Geschwind's intellectual curiosity, his wide-ranging and creative imagination, and his commitment to understanding brain-behavior relationships. This unique book offers a fascinating view of a legendary teacher, scientist, and clinician and makes an ideal gift for a student, teacher, or colleague.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397516315
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1A Darlin' Man3
2Educator5
3A Mensch15
4Colleague21
5Advisor27
6Role Model31
7Teacher35
8Mentor39
9Creative Genius47
10International Figure53
11Physician57
12Historical Antecedents to Geschwind63
13Norman Geschwind's Influence on the Study of Aphasia71
14Evolving Concepts of Anomia: Geschwind's Role79
15Anatomy of Developmental Dyslexia: Geschwind's Last Legacy89
16Stuttering101
17The Disconnexion Syndromes115
18Geschwind's Influence on the Study of Disorders of Attention127
19Autism and Related Disorders of Development143
20Frontal Lobe Syndrome157
21Norman Geschwind and Dementing Disorders163
22Apraxia171
23Right Hemisphere Syndromes and the Neurology of Emotion183
24Behavioral Aspects of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy195
25Other Forms of Epilepsy207
26Interictal Behavior in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy213
27Neuroendocrinology of Epilepsy223
28Cerebral Asymmetries243
29Handedness Measurement and Correlation with Brain Structure257
30Left-Handed Blonds and Other Odd Correlations271
31Handedness and Autoimmune Disease287
32Norman Geschwind (1926-1984)295
Index298

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