The frontal lobes: Development, function, and pathology

Jarl Risberg, Jordan Grafman

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The frontal lobes and their functional properties are recognized 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 behavior 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages234
ISBN (Electronic)9780511545917
ISBN (Print)0521672252, 9780521672252
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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