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Description - The Frontal Lobes by Jarl Risberg

The frontal lobes and their functional properties are recognised as crucial to establishing our identity as autonomous human beings. This book provides a broad introductory overview of this unique brain region. In an accessible and readable style it covers the evolutionary significance of the frontal lobes, typical and atypical development pathways, the role played in normal cognition, memory and emotion, and in damaged states, resulting in a range of neurological syndromes and psychiatric disturbances. The coverage integrates current theoretical knowledge with observations of both normal and disturbed behaviour across the lifespan. The result is an easy to read review of this fascinating and involved field suitable for graduate students in neuropsychology and psychology, clinicians from the fields of neurology, neurosurgery or psychiatry, and researchers engaged in neuroscientific investigations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521672252
ISBN-10: 0521672252
Format: Paperback / softback
(244mm x 170mm x 13mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jarl Risberg

Jarl Risberg is Professor of Neuropsychology at Lund University and head of the Neuropsychology Section at the Departments of Clinical Neuroscience and Psychology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Jordan Grafman is the Chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, USA.