The Prefrontal Cortex, Fifth Edition, provides users with a thoroughly updated version of this comprehensive work that has historically served as the classic reference on this part of the brain.
The book offers a unifying, interdisciplinary perspective that is lacking in other volumes written about the frontal lobes, and is, once again, written by the award-winning author who discovered "memory cells," the physiological substrate of working memory.
The fifth edition constitutes a comprehensive update, including all the major advances made on the physiology and cognitive neuroscience of the region since publication in 2008.
All chapters have been fully revised, and the overview of prefrontal functions now interprets experimental data within the theoretical framework of the new paradigm of cortical structure and dynamics (the Cognit Paradigm), addressing the accompanying social, economic, and cultural implications.
- Provides a distinctly interdisciplinary view of the prefrontal cortex, covering all major methodologies, from comparative anatomy to modern imaging
- Unique analysis and synthesis of a large body of basic and clinical data on the subject (more than 2000 references)
- Written by an award-winning author who discovered "memory cells," the physiological substrate of working memory
- Synthesizes evidence that the prefrontal cortex constitutes a complex pre-adaptive system
- Incorporates emerging study of the role of the frontal lobes in social, economic, and cultural adaptation
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||10 MB|
About the Author
Dr. Fuster's major honors and awards include: the title of Member of Honor of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine (1997); Signoret Prize (Université de La Sorbonne, Paris) (2000); Fyssen International Science Prize (2000); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain (2003); Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience (NARSAD) (2006); George Miller Prize of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (2006); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2008); Geschwind Lecturer, Harvard University (2009); Woolsey Lecturer, University of Wisconsin (2010); Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010); Segerfalk Lecturer, University of Lund, Sweden (2010); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala (2014). Dr. Fuster is the author of more than 200 articles and 8 books.
Table of ContentsCHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER II : ANATOMY OF THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX
CHAPTER III: CHEMICAL NEUROTRANSMISSION
CHAPTER IV: ANIMAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
CHAPTER V: HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
CHAPTER VI: NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER VII: NEUROIMAGING
CHAPTER VIII: OVERVIEW OF PREFRONTAL FUNCTIONS:
The Temporal Organization of Action
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I appreciate the way this book is organized, although I would not necessarily suggest reading it linearly.