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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nestor M. Ivkov, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a monograph on the human frontal lobes.
Purpose: It presents both scientific foundations of neuropsychology and clinical neurology, and neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology in a thorough way. This book represents the state of the art in current frontal lobe research.
Audience: It is dedicated to neuropsychiatrists and neuropsychologists, as well as neurologists and researchers in the field of neuroscience.
Features: All the basic sciences relevant to the CNS research have been covered well in this book. These include anthropology, genetics, and even philosophy to some extent. Detailed physiology of the frontal lobe and its correlating clinical pathology are provided. A discussion of the evolution of the frontal lobes is very impressive; its conclusions are far reaching. The graphics are somewhat too simple.
Assessment: This first book in a new series brings a very comprehensive review of the state of the art in frontal lobe neuroscience. Intellectually challenging, it presents various aspects of a big mystery called the frontal lobe. We are still far away from the answers to the questions asked in this book, but I am pretty sure we will have an updated edition of it very soon.