The Prefrontal Cortex

The Prefrontal Cortex

4th Edition - September 2, 2008

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  • Editor: Joaquin Fuster
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080887982

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This is the fourth edition of the undisputed classic on the prefrontal cortex, the principal "executive" structure of the brain. Because of its role in such cognitive functions as working memory, planning, and decision-making, the prefrontal cortex is critically involved in the organization of behavior, language, and reasoning. Prefrontal dysfunction lies at the foundation of several psychotic and neurodegenerative disorders, including schizophrenia and dementia.

Key Features

* Written by an award-winning author who discovered "memory cells"-the physiological substrate of working memory
* Provides an in-depth examination of the contributions of every relevant methodology, from comparative anatomy to modern imaging
* Well-referenced with more than 2000 references

Readership

Neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation professionals, and graduate students in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry.

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION

    CHAPTER II : ANATOMY OF THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX

    CHAPTER III: CHEMICAL NEUROTRANSMISSION

    CHAPTER IV: ANIMAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

    CHAPTER V: HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

    CHAPTER VI: NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

    CHAPTER VII: NEUROIMAGING

    CHAPTER VIII: OVERVIEW OF PREFRONTAL FUNCTIONS:
    The Temporal Organization of Action

Product details

  • No. of pages: 424
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: September 2, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080887982

About the Editor

Joaquin Fuster

Joaquin Fuster
Dr. Joaquin M. Fuster was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1930. Studied medicine at the University of Barcelona. In Barcelona and Innsbruck (Austria), he specialized in psychiatry. In 1957 Fuster emigrated to the United States for a career in neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1962-64, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich. He received his PhD. in neuroscience at the University of Granada, Spain. Dr. Fuster is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and a member of the Brain Research Institute and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the UCLA's School of Medicine.

Dr. Fuster's major honors and awards include: the title of Member of Honor of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine (1997); Signoret Prize (Université de La Sorbonne, Paris) (2000); Fyssen International Science Prize (2000); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain (2003); Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience (NARSAD) (2006); George Miller Prize of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (2006); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2008); Geschwind Lecturer, Harvard University (2009); Woolsey Lecturer, University of Wisconsin (2010); Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010); Segerfalk Lecturer, University of Lund, Sweden (2010); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala (2014). Dr. Fuster is the author of more than 200 articles and 8 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

About the Author

Joaquin Fuster

Joaquin Fuster
Dr. Joaquin M. Fuster was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1930. Studied medicine at the University of Barcelona. In Barcelona and Innsbruck (Austria), he specialized in psychiatry. In 1957 Fuster emigrated to the United States for a career in neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1962-64, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich. He received his PhD. in neuroscience at the University of Granada, Spain. Dr. Fuster is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and a member of the Brain Research Institute and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the UCLA's School of Medicine.

Dr. Fuster's major honors and awards include: the title of Member of Honor of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine (1997); Signoret Prize (Université de La Sorbonne, Paris) (2000); Fyssen International Science Prize (2000); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain (2003); Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience (NARSAD) (2006); George Miller Prize of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (2006); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2008); Geschwind Lecturer, Harvard University (2009); Woolsey Lecturer, University of Wisconsin (2010); Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010); Segerfalk Lecturer, University of Lund, Sweden (2010); Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala (2014). Dr. Fuster is the author of more than 200 articles and 8 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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