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Book Reviews
September 2008

The Human Frontal Lobes: Functions and Disorders, 2nd ed

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OLAFSTÜVEMD, PhD

 

edited by Bruce L. Miller, MD, and Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, 666 pp, with illus, $95, ISBN: 1-59385-329-7, New York, NY, The Guildford Press, 2007.

Arch Neurol. 2008;65(9):1254-1255. doi:10.1001/archneur.65.9.1254-b

The Human Frontal Lobes: Functions and Disordersis a valiant, and largely successful, attempt to examine and review the functions that are subserved by this heterogeneous region of the human brain and the myriad ways in which these functions may become compromised through damage and disease. It features 39 chapters, totaling more than 600 pages, with numerous diagrams, illustrations, and slides along the way. The depth and detail are such that the book's main audience will be those who are interested in a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the many psychological processes supported by this region and the neurobiological processes that support them rather than the casual reader looking for a quick overview of the human frontal lobe. In this sense, the book will be an invaluable resource for anyone whose field of study is one or more aspects of human frontal lobe function (or dysfunction) and who is looking for a synoptic overview of the field as a whole.

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