Neurobehavioral Anatomy

Neurobehavioral Anatomy

by Christopher M. Filley
     
 

In Neurobehavioral Anatomy, Christopher M. Filley provides a timely introduction to the organization of human behavior within the structure of the human brain. Writing from the viewpoint of behavioral neurology, the author draws upon a wealth of neurobehavioral knowledge to outline how cognitive and emotional functions are represented in the brain to produce the many… See more details below

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In Neurobehavioral Anatomy, Christopher M. Filley provides a timely introduction to the organization of human behavior within the structure of the human brain. Writing from the viewpoint of behavioral neurology, the author draws upon a wealth of neurobehavioral knowledge to outline how cognitive and emotional functions are represented in the brain to produce the many behaviors regarded as uniquely human. The effects of focal and diffuse brain lesions are reviewed, and from this analysis emerges a conception of the normal operations of the brain in health. This relatively compact volume, intended more as introductory than comprehensive, will prove useful to those who care for individuals afflicted with brain disorders disrupting normal behavior, to researchers, and to anyone intrigued with the neuroanatomic basis of singularly human capacities. Clinically practical and theoretically stimulating, this book demonstrates that the understanding of the mind must consider the anatomy of the brain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870815089
Publisher:
Univeristy Press of Colorado
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
1Behavior and the Brain1
The Mind-Brain Problem1
General Aspects of Brain Anatomy4
The Excesses of Phrenology12
Behavioral Neurology13
2Mental Status Evaluation21
History and Interview21
Mental Status Examination23
Standardized Mental Status Testing33
3Disorders of Arousal and Attention39
Arousal Dysfunction40
Attentional Dysfunction43
References49
4Memory Disorders53
Inattention53
Amnesia54
Remote Memory Loss61
5Language Disorders65
Cerebral Dominance and Handedness67
Aphasia70
Alexia75
Agraphia78
6Apraxia84
Limb-kinetic Apraxia85
Ideomotor Apraxia86
Ideational Apraxia90
7Agnosia93
Visual Agnosia94
Auditory Agnosia100
Tactile Agnosia101
8Right Hemisphere Syndromes106
Neglect107
Constructional Apraxia110
Topographical Disorientation111
Dressing Apraxia112
Aprosody112
Amusia114
Emotional Disorders117
9Temporal Lobe Syndromes126
The Limbic System126
Temporolimbic Epilepsy130
Schizophreniform Psychosis133
Temporolimbic Epilepsy Personality136
10Frontal Lobe Syndromes145
Orbitofrontal Syndrome149
Dorsolateral Syndrome151
Medial Frontal Syndrome153
Functions of the Frontal Lobes154
11Traumatic Brain Injury160
Focal Lesions162
Diffuse Lesions163
12Dementia172
Cortical Dementias175
Subcortical Dementias180
White Matter Dementias184
Mixed Dementias190
Epilogue202
Glossary of Neurobehavioral Terms205
Index215

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