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Matter of Mind: A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Kenneth M. Heilman


There are many ways to study the brain. Although anatomical and physiological studies can help us understand the substrates of behavior, most of what we have learned about how the brain mediates behavior comes from experiments of nature in which focal brain injuries induced by diseases, such as stroke, produce behavioral changes. This book focuses on what the lesion method has taught us about how the brain works. In this book a renowned neurologist recounts his experiences seeing patients with behavioral deficits caused by various brain disease and injuries, cognitive disorders, and memory dis ... More

Keywords: neuropsychology, cognitive disorders, behavioral neurology, aphasia, alexia, agraphia, agnosia, apraxia, executive dysfunction, memory disorders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195144901
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth M. Heilman, author
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville