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The Roots of Cognitive NeuroscienceBehavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology$
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Anjan Chatterjee and H. Branch Coslett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.001.0001

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Neuropsychopharmacology and Cognition

Neuropsychopharmacology and Cognition

(p.284) Chapter 14 Neuropsychopharmacology and Cognition
The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience

David Q. Beversdorf

Oxford University Press

In Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology, one typically thinks of localization studies involving focal lesions of the brain or functional neuroimaging. One also thinks of the understanding of the brain obtained from the neuropsychological effects of a specific neurological condition. However, another critical part of the puzzle is revealed by examining the role of neurotransmitter systems in how the brain relates to behavior. The importance of the major neurotransmitter systems will be examined in the context of specific cases descriptions.

Keywords:   psychopharmacology, neuropsychopharmacology, norepinephrine, dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, executive function, creativity

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