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Executive Functions in Health and Disease

Executive Functions in Health and Disease Executive Functions in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive review of both healthy and disordered executive function. It discusses what executive functions are, what parts of the brain are involved, what happens when they go awry in cases of dementia, ADHD, psychiatric disorders, traumatic injury, developmental disorders, cutting edge methods for studying executive functions and therapies for treating executive function disorders. It will appeal to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientists and researchers in cognitive psychology. Encompasses healthy executive functioning as well...


The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World

The-New-Executive-Brain-Frontal-Lobes-in-a-Complex-World Elkhonon Goldberg’s groundbreaking The Executive Brain was a classic of scientific writing, revealing how the frontal lobes command the most human parts of the mind. Now he offers a completely new book, providing fresh, iconoclastic ideas about the relationship between the brain and the mind. In The New Executive Brain, Goldberg paints a sweeping panorama of cutting-edge thinking in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, one that ranges far beyond the frontal lobes. Drawing on the latest discoveries, and developing complex scientific...


The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older

The-Wisdom-Paradox-How-Your-Mind-Can-Grow-Stronger-As-Your-Brain-Grows-Older In THE WISDOM PARADOX, world-renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg argues that although some mental abilities (such as recent-memory recall) decline as the mind enters the autumn season of our lifespan and we increasingly experience ‘senior moments’, the brain actually becomes more powerful in its ability to recognize patterns. As a result, we are able to make decisions at more intuitive and effective levels — a late-emerging mental strength he terms ‘wisdom’. In lively, accessible prose, Goldberg delves into the mechanisms of...


The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind

The-Executive-Brain-Frontal-Lobes-and-the-Civilized-Mind The Executive Brainis the first book to explore in popular scientific terms one of the most important and rapidly evolving topics in contemporary neuropsychology, the most “human” and recently evolved region of the brain–the frontal lobes. Crucial for all high-order functioning, it is only in humans that the frontal lobes are so highly developed. They hold the key to our judgment, our social and ethical behavior, our imagination, indeed, to our “soul.” The author shows how the frontal lobes enable...


Luria’s Legacy in the 21st Century

Luria’s-Legacy-in-the-21st-Century Alexandr Romanovich Luria was one of the foremost neuropsychologists of the 20th Century and the field of neuropsychology was created, in large part, due to his research on patients with brain lesions during the Second World War. Throughout his career, his insights on thought processes and aphasias inspired and challenged the discipline and his students. Luria’s Legacy in the 21st Century is a collection of essays by leading neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists to honor Alexander Romanovich Luria and to highlight...


Contemporary Neuropsychology and the Legacy of Luria

Contemporary-Neuropsychology-and-the-Legacy-of-Luria 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...


The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age

Guide-to-Brain-Fitness “Using charts, draw­ings, and up-to-date scien­tific stud­ies, they present the case that any brain, at any age, can change for the better…The authors sug­gest myr­iad activ­i­ties to help the process along…(This is)A stim­u­lat­ing, chal­leng­ing resource, full of solid infor­ma­tion and prac­ti­cal tips for improv­ing brain health.” -Kirkus Reviews   Modern life places extraordinary demands on our brains. Not only do we live longer than ever before, but we must constantly adapt to complex and rapidly evolving personal and professional realities....