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Main Title Brain Asymmetry and Neural Systems Foundations in Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology / [electronic resource] :
Author Harrison, David W.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9783319130699
Subjects Medicine ; Neurosciences ; Psychology, clinical
Internet Access
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Collation XIX, 613 p. 159 illus., 138 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Mind-Body Issue -- Localization Issue -- Basic Brain Functional Units -- Functional Cortical Levels within Units 2 & 3 -- Functional Cerebral Systems Theory: An Integrated Brain -- Arousal Syndromes: First Functional Unit Revisited -- Sensation & Perception: Second Functional Unit Revisited -- Motor Functions: Third Functional Unit Revisited -- Thalamic & Hypothalamic Syndromes -- Syndromes of the Left Brain -- Syndromes of the Right Brain -- Mixed Brain Syndromes -- Frontal Lobe Syndromes -- Neuropsychopathology -- Two Brains, Two Kidneys, Two Lungs: Functional Brain Asymmetry -- Self Awareness -- Attributions & Appraisal -- Confabulation of Speech, Faces & Places -- Logical Linguistic & Affective Prosodic Speech -- Social Approach & Social Avoidance -- Positive & Negative Emotion -- Light & Dark -- Arousal Theory -- Right Hemisphere & Arousal -- Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Tone -- Fast Energetic "Happy Go Lucky" & Slow "Cautious" Response Styles -- Personal, Peripersonal & Extrapersonal Space -- Relationships: Proximal & Distal -- Right Hemi-Aging Theory -- Right Hemisphere & Pain -- Brain Pathology: Circulatory Systems -- Brain Pathology: Neurodegenerative Disorders -- Brain Pathology: Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain asymmetry has seldom been the primary underlying focus of books written within the neurosciences or in clinical neuropsychology. As such, this author finds no available text on brain asymmetry based on functional neural systems theory, which is foundational for the entire field. There remains a distinct need for a neuroscience book with a focus on the functional asymmetry of these two integrated and dynamic brains using historical and modern clinical and experimental research findings within the field. This book provides evidence from multiple methodologies, including clinical lesion studies, brain stimulation, and modern imaging techniques. The references span across the history of neuroscience. However, the writings are strongly supported by recent references from within the field. This book has been used successfully in the author's doctoral level and advanced undergraduate level classes on neuroscience and neuropsychology.