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Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect key advances in behavioral neurology, Neurobehavioral Anatomy, Third Edition is a clinically based account of the neuroanatomy of human behavior centered on a consideration of behavioral dysfunction caused by disorders of the brain. A concise introduction to brain-behavior relationships that enhances patient care and assists medical students, the book also serves as a handy reference to researchers, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and geriatricians. The book outlines how ...

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Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect key advances in behavioral neurology, Neurobehavioral Anatomy, Third Edition is a clinically based account of the neuroanatomy of human behavior centered on a consideration of behavioral dysfunction caused by disorders of the brain. A concise introduction to brain-behavior relationships that enhances patient care and assists medical students, the book also serves as a handy reference to researchers, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and geriatricians. The book outlines how cognitive and emotional functions are represented and organized in the brain to produce the behaviors regarded as uniquely human. It reviews the effects of focal and diffuse brain lesions, and from this analysis a conception of the normal operations of the healthy brain emerges. Christopher M. Filley integrates data and material from different disciplines to create a concise and accessible synthesis that informs the clinical understanding of brain-behavior relationships. Clinically practical and theoretically stimulating, the book is an invaluable resource for those involved in the clinical care and study of people with neurobehavioral disorders. Including a useful glossary and extensive references guiding users to further research, the third edition will be of significance to medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and the general reader interested in neurology.

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Filley (neurology and psychiatry, U. of Colorado School of Medicine) introduces the organizational basis of human behavior within the structure of the human brain from the viewpoint of behavioral neurology. He outlines how cognitive and emotional functions are represented in the brain to produce human behavior, gives a general overview of brain- behavior relationships, and reviews the effects of brain lesions and the workings of various disorders. For researchers and students, and interested general readers. Includes a glossary and b&w diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Cristina Orfei, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This is an updated and concise review of the correlation between neuroanatomy and behavior. In only 227 pages, this well-referenced book covers the different manifestations of aphasias, agnosias, acute confusional states, dementias, and traumatic brain injury and presents an in-depth discussion of the different frontal lobe syndromes. The first edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the large audience of students and clinical practitioners who have an interest in the function of the brain and its clinical manifestations. It is simply worded and well written, meeting the purpose of a quick review with several up-to-date references, and fulfilling the author's objective of explaining in simple terms a complex scenario.
Audience: The author's expertise in behavioral neurology and its clinical aspects makes this book a useful addition to the library of every student of neurology and psychiatry and clinical psychologists. The mature clinician will enjoy the discussion of the evolution of functional neuroimaging, new theory in traumatic brain injury, and the genetic abnormalities of dementia, Alzheimer's type.
Features: The reader will learn the complex interactions of subcortical structures in the disturbance of arousal, the differential diagnosis of acute confusional state, and the perplexing definition of consciousness where neuronal activity is transformed into subjective conscious experience. The description of the case of Phineas Gage in the discussion of frontal lobe syndromes exemplifies the role of the orbitofrontal cortex in disinhibition and distractibility. The medial frontal and dorsolateral syndromes have different characteristics with apathy, mutism, or transcortical motor aphasia, paresis of lower limbs, and perseveration and impairment of executive functions. The concept of higher cerebral vs. high cortical functions is addressed in chapter 12 on the dementias, documenting the importance of the subcortical structures (thalamus, basal ganglia, and cerebral white matter) as participants in the neuronal network that serve specific higher functions. The importance of genetic inheritance in Alzheimer's disease is identified in abnormalities of chromosome 14, 19, and 21 in five percent of Alzheimer's patients, while the role of synaptic loss is emphasized more than amyloid deposition in the pathogenesis of this condition.
Assessment: This book, with its simple format and clarity of exposition, will open the door on the complexity of human behavior to a large audience.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457111600
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,146,399
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher M. Filley, M.D., is Director of the Behavioral Neurology Section and Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also Attending Neurologist at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
1 Behavior and the Brain 1
The Mind-Brain Problem 1
General Aspects of Brain Anatomy 4
The Excesses of Phrenology 12
Behavioral Neurology 13
2 Mental Status Evaluation 21
History and Interview 21
Mental Status Examination 23
Standardized Mental Status Testing 33
3 Disorders of Arousal and Attention 39
Arousal Dysfunction 40
Attentional Dysfunction 43
References 49
4 Memory Disorders 53
Inattention 53
Amnesia 54
Remote Memory Loss 61
5 Language Disorders 65
Cerebral Dominance and Handedness 67
Aphasia 70
Alexia 75
Agraphia 78
6 Apraxia 84
Limb-kinetic Apraxia 85
Ideomotor Apraxia 86
Ideational Apraxia 90
7 Agnosia 93
Visual Agnosia 94
Auditory Agnosia 100
Tactile Agnosia 101
8 Right Hemisphere Syndromes 106
Neglect 107
Constructional Apraxia 110
Topographical Disorientation 111
Dressing Apraxia 112
Aprosody 112
Amusia 114
Emotional Disorders 117
9 Temporal Lobe Syndromes 126
The Limbic System 126
Temporolimbic Epilepsy 130
Schizophreniform Psychosis 133
Temporolimbic Epilepsy Personality 136
10 Frontal Lobe Syndromes 145
Orbitofrontal Syndrome 149
Dorsolateral Syndrome 151
Medial Frontal Syndrome 153
Functions of the Frontal Lobes 154
11 Traumatic Brain Injury 160
Focal Lesions 162
Diffuse Lesions 163
12 Dementia 172
Cortical Dementias 175
Subcortical Dementias 180
White Matter Dementias 184
Mixed Dementias 190
Epilogue 202
Glossary of Neurobehavioral Terms 205
Index 215
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