A Textbook of Systems and Psychological Functions of the Human Brain

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Stuart J. Dimond
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162430

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Neuropsychology: A Textbook of Systems and Psychological Functions of the Human Brain provides a comprehensive account of the physiography of the brain and its working systems. This textbook explores how the human brain produces behavior and mental function out of identifiable systems or subcomponents. Comprised of 18 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the systems of the brain as well as the architecture of the brain and nervous system. The discussion then turns to the micropsychology of the brain; the fabric of the nervous system; and how the brain becomes modified by experience. The following chapters focus on the motor and auditory functions of the brain; the physiological mechanisms of sexual behavior; how emotion is generated out of the activity of specific mechanisms of the brain; and how the brain conducts vision. The regions of the brain involved in space perception, sleep, memory, learning, and language are also considered. The final chapter is devoted to discrete centers of the brain responsible for mental functions. This monograph will be a useful source of knowledge for neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiologists, neurosurgeons, and others interested in the human brain and its behavior.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction

    2 Micropsychology

    3 Motor Function

    4 Sexual Behavior

    5 Emotion

    6 Auditory Functions

    7 Vision

    8 Space Perception and Behavior

    9 Memory

    10 Learning

    11 Sleep

    12 Language

    13 Intelligence

    14 Consciousness

    15 The Brain as the Basis for Individual Differences in Personality and Intellect

    16 The Neurology of the Self

    17 Social Behavior

    18 Interrelationships between the Systems of the Brain and Implications for Mental Function


Product details

  • No. of pages: 570
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162430

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Stuart J. Dimond

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