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Mind and the Frontal Lobes: Cognition, Behavior, and Brain Imaging

Brian Levine and Fergus Craik I.M.


In the past 25 years, the frontal lobes have dominated human neuroscience research. Functional neuroimaging studies have revealed their importance to brain networks involved in nearly every aspect of mental and cognitive functioning. Studies of patients with focal brain lesions have expanded on early case study evidence of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive changes associated with frontal lobe brain damage. The role of frontal lobe function and dysfunction in human development (in both children and older adults), psychiatric disorders, the dementias, and other brain diseases has also receive ... More

Keywords: frontal lobes, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, brain imaging, aging, memory, brain injury, consciousness

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199791569
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Levine, editor
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, University of Toronto

Fergus Craik I.M., editor
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, University of Toronto

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