Working Brain: An Introduction to Neuropsychology / Edition 1

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Overview

This important book, by the most distinguished Soviet psychologist of our time, is the product of almost forty years of extensive research aimed at understanding the cerebral basis of human psychological activity. The main part of the book describes what we know today about the individual systems that make up the human brain and about the role of the individual zones of the cerebral hemispheres in the task of providing the necessary conditions for higher forms of mental activity to take place. Finally, Luria analyzes the cerebral organization of perception and action, of attention and memory, or speech and intellectual processes, and attempts to fit the facts obtained by neuropsychological studies of individual brain systems into their appropriate place in the grand design of psychological science.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Review of Books
A superb achievement.
Contemporary Psychology
A major stepping stone for further research. An important addition to all those interested in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and human brain function.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465092086
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1976
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 659,800
  • Lexile: 1660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.05 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

A.R. Luria is professor of psychology at the University of Moscow. His books include Higher Cortical Functions in Man (1966), The Mind of a Mnemonist (1968), and The Man With a Shattered World (1972).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2003

    A Foundation to Clinical Neuropsychology

    Luria's text provides a foundation to the field of Clinical Neuropsychology. This is a must read for anyone entering the fields of Neuropsychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2003

    All about brain.

    Many informations with examples and figures. Nicely written explanations and illustrations.Even though it is published in 1973 the discussions mention are relliable. Reading it never gets boring.

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