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July 1965

Higher Cerebral Functions and Their Clinical Disorders.

Arch Neurol. 1965;13(1):108. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00470010112020

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Doctor Schlesinger, a neurosurgeon with particular interest in neuropathology and psychiatry, has composed an encyclopedic work that usefully applies classical as well as contemporary investigations to the study of the "workings of the human mind". He has followed known avenues of investigations in anatomy, physiology, psychology, clinical neurology, and psychiatry in an attempt to clarify the still poorly understood symptomatology of mental conditions and to reestablish once again the concept that there is an "organ of the mind". Only some of the studies can be reviewed to illustrate the breadth of this admirable presentation.

The concepts and viewpoints of normal psychology were obviously taken into consideration by the author who defines "neuropsychology" as "the approach to study of the mind which recognizes the uniqueness of psychic phenomena," and stipulates that they be studied within the known anatomical and physiological frame-work of nervous system function. Anatomicophysiological relations are widely discussed

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