Subcortical Functions in Language and Memory (Hardback)
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Subcortical Functions in Language and Memory (Hardback)

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Hardback 374 Pages / Published: 24/03/1992
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This volume is the first single-authored volume devoted to understanding how deep brain structures participate in language and memory. Addressing a relatively new area of research, the book is unique in two ways. First, it comprehensively covers both language and memory not only with extensive literature reviews, but also with examinations of the anatomy of the structures involved and discussions of theory in light of empirical data. Second, the book takes a systems approach to the topics. In order to produce and understand language or to record and retrieve memories, different parts of the brain must operate as integrated systems. As subcortical structures are parts of these systems, this book endeavors to understand how these phylogenetically older structures contribute to systems responsible for communication and mnestic functions. Designed to facilitate this end, each of the book's sections follows a neuroanatomy-empirical data-theory format.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9780898627909
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"useful source of information..." --Neuropsychologia
""Subcortal Functions in Language and Memory "is intended to provide a review and heuristic steppingstone regarding the participation of subcortical structures in cognition...The author does a nice job of defining and clarifying terms and concepts used in this area such as fluency, comprehension, semantics, speech, and language...For those interested in this area and working with this patient populations, this book can be a useful tool in helping to bridge the gap." --"Psychotherapy in Private Practice"
"Bruce Crosson's book, the most ambitious effort to date, begins with a detailed but high disgestible review of the anatomy of the basal ganglia and thalamus....There is certainly enough in this book to hold the serious student's attention....Crosson handles well the difficult task of organizing and integrating vast literatures on neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, animal lesion studies, clinical case studies, and experimental psychological studies. The writing is clear, and cross-references among sections of the book are smooth and effective. The bibliography is extensive....his text is a lucid, well-written reflection of the current state of science. It is a first-rate piece of scholarship and deserves to be widely read." --"Contemporary Psychology"

Since the advent of CT and MR imaging procedures, there has been an explosion of often contradictory findings regarding the role of subcortical structures in mediating cognition. Dr. Crosson has sifted through this highly complex maze of neuroanatomical and neuropsychological findings, and has written a superb book that clearly illuminates the current state of knowledge in this area. Subcortical regions constitute a vast portion of the cerebrum, and every clinician and researcher who works with brain-damaged patients will greatly enhance their skills by reading Dr. Crosson's invaluable book.' --Dean C. Delis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
"Crosson's treatise SUBCORTICAL FUNCTIONS IN LANGUAGE AND MEMORY is a scholarly, one-man tour de force which will enrich the literature for years to come. This pioneering work, the first comprehensive attempt of its kind, addresses a relatively neglected area in brain-cognition research. Its painstaking review of empirical findings and impressive theoretical contributions make it a stimulating resource for many disciplines including cognitive theorists and experimenters, neuroscientists, clinical neuropsychologists, aphasiologists, speech pathologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and any other students of cognition and the brain." --Oscar A. Parsons, Ph.D., George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

"Since the advent of CT and MR imaging procedures, there has been an explosion of often contradictory findings regarding the role of subcortical structures in mediating cognition. Dr. Crosson has sifted through this highly complex maze of neuroanatomical and neuropsychological findings, and has written a superb book that clearly illuminates the current state of knowledge in this area. Subcortical regions constitute a vast portion of the cerebrum, and every clinician and researcher who works with brain-damaged patients will greatly enhance their skills by reading Dr. Crosson's invaluable book." --Dean C. Delis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

"Crosson's treatise SUBCORTICAL FUNCTIONS IN LANGUAGE AND MEMORY is a scholarly, one-man tour de force which will enrich the literature for years to come. This pioneering work, the first comprehensive attempt of its kind, addresses a relatively neglected area in brain-cognition research. Its painstaking review of empirical findings and impressive theoretical contributions make it a stimulating resource for many disciplines including cognitive theorists and experimenters, neuroscientists, clinical neuropsychologists, aphasiologists, speech pathologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and any other students of cognition and the brain." --Oscar A. Parsons, Ph.D., George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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