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Executive Functions in Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128036761, 9780128037058

Executive Functions in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Editor: Elkhonon Goldberg
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036761
eBook ISBN: 9780128037058
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 2017
Page Count: 612
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Executive Functions in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive review of both healthy and disordered executive function. It discusses what executive functions are, what parts of the brain are involved, what happens when they go awry in cases of dementia, ADHD, psychiatric disorders, traumatic injury, developmental disorders, cutting edge methods for studying executive functions and therapies for treating executive function disorders. It will appeal to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientists and researchers in cognitive psychology.

Key Features

  • Encompasses healthy executive functioning as well as dysfunction
  • Identifies prefrontal cortex and other brain areas associated with executive functions
  • Reviews methods and tools used in executive function research
  • Explores executive dysfunction in dementia, ADHD, PTSD, TBI, developmental and psychiatric disorders
  • Discusses executive function research expansion in social and affective neuroscience, neuroeconomics, aging and criminology
  • Includes color neuroimages showing executive function brain activity


Neuropsychologists, cognitive psychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientist, neurologists, psychiatrists

Table of Contents

1. Prefrontal Executive Functions Predict and Preadapt
Joaquin M. Fuster
2. The Cellular Mechanisms of Executive Functions and working memory: Relevance to Mental Disorders
Taber C. Lightbourne and Amy F. T. Arnsten
3. Gene expression in the Frontal Lobe
Zeljka Krsnik and Goran Sedmak
4. A Functional Network Perspective on the Role of the Frontal Lobes in Executive Cognition
Adam Hampshire
5. Neural Network Models of Human Executive Function and Decision Making
Daniel S. Levine
6. Crucial Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Conscious Perception
Seth Lew and Hakwan Lau
7. Neurodevelopment of Executive Functions
Layne Kalbfleisch
8. Executive Functions and Neurocognitive Aging
R. Nathan Spreng, Leena Shoemaker, and Gary R. Turner
9. Assessment of Executive Functions in Research
Yana Suchy, Madison A. Niermeyer, and Rosemary E. Ziemnik

10. Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Inflexibility and Perseveration in Neuropsychiatric Disease
Daniel Weisholtz, John Sullivan, Aaron Nelson, Kirk Daffner, and David Silbersweig
11. Functional Neuroimaging of Deficits in Cognitive Control
Melissa-Ann Mackie and Jin Fan
12. Executive function in striatal disorders
Joao J. Cergueira and Nuno Sousa
13. Neurodevelopmental disorders and the frontal lobes
Masao Aihara
14. Executive control and emerging behavior in youth with Tourette’s Syndrome
Kjell T. Hovik
15. Inside the Triple-Decker: Tourette’s Syndrome and Cerebral Hemispheres
Kjell T. Hovik, Merete Oie, and Elkhonon Goldberg
16. Executive Dysfunction in Addiction
Antonio Verdejo-Garcia
17. Seizures of the Frontal Lobes: Clinical Presentations and Diagnostic Considerations
Sara Wildstein and Silvana Riggio
18. Executive Functions after Traumatic Brain Injury: From Deficit to Recovery
Irene Cristofori and Jordan Grafman
19. Dementias and the Frontal Lobes
Michal Harciarek, Emilia J. Sitek, and Anna Barczak
20. Executive Function in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Jennifer Newman and Charles Marmar
21. Executive Dysfunction in Medical Conditions
Michal Harciarek and Aleksandra Wojtowicz
22. Assessment of Executive Functions in Clinical Settings
Yana Suchy, Rosemary E. Ziemnik, and Madison A. Niermeyer


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About the Editor

Elkhonon Goldberg

Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., is an author, scientist, educator, and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine. Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and Director of Luria Neuroscience Institute. A student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexandr Luria, Elkhonon Goldberg has continued and advanced his scientific and clinical tradition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY USA


BMA Medical Book Awards - Highly Commended

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