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Contemporary Neuropsychology and the Legacy of Luria

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Best known as a founding father of neuropsychology, Luria is remembered for his clinical approach, which in many ways foreshadowed and served as the basis for the currently popular “process approach” to neuropsychological diagnosis. Although he never completed the job of designing a general theory of brain- behavioral relations, he nonetheless contributed mightily to the ongoing effort to develop one, and to the emergence of neuropsychology as a mature science. Written by professionals who either knew Alexandr Romanovich Luria personally or experienced his scientific influence, the topics examined in this volume reflect the expanse of his interests and contributions.

Luria’s…legacy of insights and of quality of character remains alive and well. The excellent book under review is witness to this fact. — American Journal of Psychiatry

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Publication Date: February 1, 1990 | Publisher: Psychology Press | ISBN-10: 0805803343 | ISBN-13: 978-0805803341