Matter of Mind: A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Matter of Mind: A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

by Kenneth M. Heilman
     
 

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Most of what has been learned about how the brain mediates behavior comes from experiments of nature where a stroke or other damage to the brain produces changes in a person's behavior. In Matter of Mind, one of the leading figures in behavioral and cognitive neurology uses patient vignettes and other examples from his rich professional life to show just how much…  See more details below

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Most of what has been learned about how the brain mediates behavior comes from experiments of nature where a stroke or other damage to the brain produces changes in a person's behavior. In Matter of Mind, one of the leading figures in behavioral and cognitive neurology uses patient vignettes and other examples from his rich professional life to show just how much knowledge about brain functions such as speaking, reading, writing, emotion, skilled movement, perception, attention, and motivation has been gained from the study of patients with diseases of or damage to the brain. This book will be of interest to professionals who study the brain or treat patients with brain damage including neuropsychologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, physiatrists, speech pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, as well as their students and trainees. Little or no knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required to understand the book, so that patients with brain diseases, and their families, will also find it valuable.

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ISBN-13:
9780198033097
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/24/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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