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Matter of Mind : A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships
by Kenneth M. Heilman


Overview - Most of what has been learned about how the brain mediates behavior co mes from experiments of nature where a stroke or other damage to the b rain produces changes in a person's behavior. In Matter of Mind DEGREES, one of the leading figures in behavioral and cognitive neurology uses pati ent vignettes and other examples from his rich professional life to sh ow just how much knowledge about brain functions such as reading, writ ing, language, control of emotions, skilled movement, perception, atte ntion, and motivation has been gained from the study of patients with diseases of or damage to the brain.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Most of what has been learned about how the brain mediates behavior co mes from experiments of nature where a stroke or other damage to the b rain produces changes in a person's behavior. In Matter of Mind DEGREES, one of the leading figures in behavioral and cognitive neurology uses pati ent vignettes and other examples from his rich professional life to sh ow just how much knowledge about brain functions such as reading, writ ing, language, control of emotions, skilled movement, perception, atte ntion, and motivation has been gained from the study of patients with diseases of or damage to the brain. No knowledge of neurology or neuro science is required to understand the book, which is intended for neur ological patients and their families. It will also be of interest to p rofessionals who study the brain or treat patients with brain damage i ncluding neuropsychologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, psychologi sts, physiatrists, speech pathologists, occupational and physical ther apists, and their students and trainee

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195144901
  • ISBN-10: 0195144902
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: January 2002
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.32 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.16 pounds


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