Luria's Legacy in the 21st Century

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This is a collection of essays by leading neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists to honor Alexander Romanovich Luria and to highlight the enduring impact of his legacy on cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology. A wide range of topics is covered, from functional neuroimaging in neuropsychology to bedside evaluation techniques. Several generations of neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists are among contributors, including those who closely worked with Luria, their own students, and ...

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Overview

This is a collection of essays by leading neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists to honor Alexander Romanovich Luria and to highlight the enduring impact of his legacy on cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology. A wide range of topics is covered, from functional neuroimaging in neuropsychology to bedside evaluation techniques. Several generations of neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists are among contributors, including those who closely worked with Luria, their own students, and others influenced in their work by Luria's pioneering insight.

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: This book details the contributions of Alexander Luria to the field of neuropsychology and how they have influenced current practice.
Purpose: The aim of the book is to present the body of Luria's work, the foundations it laid for the field, and how this body of work has held up under modern scrutiny.
Audience: The audience primarily includes neuropsychologists and neurologists, but also students interested in learning about brain-behavior relationships. The authors are leaders in the field and intimately knowledgeable of Luria's work.
Features: Although Luria's work is certainly represented, the main feature of this book is a historical review of various theories, research, and clinical observations related to early neuroscience. It also includes some information about more recent studies, such as neuroimaging findings that might lend support to early ideas. The topics are quite varied and without a coherent order. It seems as though individual chapter authors all wrote in a vacuum and the editors failed to integrate this information or provide structure to guide each chapter. Sometimes it is difficult to find the link to Luria in a given topic. Although there are a number of research references, the writing style is generally rather dry and the book makes for slow reading.
Assessment: Luria has undoubtedly made an indelible mark on neuropsychology, but this book will likely appeal only to select individuals who are enthralled by history and fanatical about Luria. Most readers will find it arduous reading due to the disconnected format and dull delivery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195176704
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/22/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Luria's Legacy in the 21st Century, Anne-Lise Christensen
2. Neuropsychology and A. R. Luria's Concept of Higher Cortical Functions in the Beginning of the 3rd Millennium, Elkhonon Goldberg and Dmitri Bougakov
3. Where Culture Meets Neuroimaging: The Intersection of Luria's Method with Modern Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience Research, Xavier E. Gagicas and Robert Bilder
4. Neuropsychological Foundations of Human Personality and Luria's Legacy, George P. Prigatano
5. Studies in the Neuropsychology of Attention, Allan F. Mirsky and Connie C. Duncan
6. The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy: An Application of Luria's Concepts, William B. Barr and Luba Nakhutina
7. East Meets West: Systemizing Luria's Approach to Executive Control Assessment, Kenneth Podel
8. Interdisciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation, Klaus R.H. von Wild
9. The Bedside Neuropsychological Examination and Luria's Influence, Anne-Lise Christensen and George P. Prigatano
1. Luria's Legacy in the 21st Century, Anne-Lise Christensen
2. Neuropsychology and A.R. Luria's Concept of Higher Cortical Functions in the Beginning of the Third Millenium, E. Goldberg and D. Bougakov
3. Where Culture Meets Neuroimaging: The Intersection of Luria's Method with Modern Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience Research, Xavier E. Gagicas and R. Bilder
4. Neuropsychological Foundations of Human Personality and Luria's Legacy, George P. Prigatano
5. Studies in the Neuropsychology of Attention, Allan F. Mirsky and Connie C. Duncan
6. Studies in the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy: An Application of Luria's Concepts, William B. Barr and Luba Nakhutina
7. When East Meets West: Systematizing Luria's Approach to Executive Control Assessment, enneth Podel
8. Interdisciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation, Klaus R.H. von Wild
9. The Bedside Neuropsychological Examination and Luria's Influence, Anne-Lise Christensen and George P. Prigatano

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