Clinical Neuroanatomy

A Neurobehavioral Approach

Authors: Mendoza, John, Foundas, Anne

  • Bridges the gap between the study of neuroanatomy and behavioral neurology/neuropsychology
  • Focuses on cortical and subcortical systems, unlike most functional neuroanatomical texts
  • Provides a general review of the cerebrovascular system and major neurochemical transmitters
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About this Textbook

The collaboration of a clinical neuropsychologist and a behavioral neurologist, Clinical Neuroanatomy expands upon similar texts by offering an exceptionally extensive review of higher cortical – behavioral functions and their anatomical substrates. While a major text for students and clinicians in neuropsychology, it is highly relevant for behavioral and traditional neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, and others who have an interest in exploring the mysteries of brain-behavior relationships.

This book begins with a traditional review of the basic internal and external morphology, major nerve and fiber tracts, behavioral correlates, and clinical syndromes associated with spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebellum designed to reacquaint students and practicing clinicians with the functional anatomy of the subtentorial central nervous system. However, as the text was specifically geared to meet the needs of those practitioners whose primary interest is in what might be termed "higher order cognitive-behavioral function," the main focus of the text is on the brain itself. Borrowing heavily from a Lurian tradition, the central chapters reflect an attempt to offer more detailed, integrated, and, at times, theoretical models of cortical systems and their internal organization. Additional chapters highlight vascular anatomy and associated pathology, as well as neurochemical systems and their potential clinical relevance. The authors’ teaching style enlivens the material with clinical examples and welcomed touches of subtle humor.

-Nearly 300 illustrations help identify key structures and pathways, as well as providing clinical and pathological examples

-Text emphasizes the suspected roles of CNS structures in normal behavior and common consequences of lesions affecting these structures.

-Throughout the text, assessment techniques and guidelines are provided to aid in the examination of the various functional systems.

-Separate sections review the basics of bioelectric and neurochemical transmission at the neuronal and synaptic level.

-Tables, footnotes, and an extensive glossary aid the reader in retaining, understanding, and finding points of particular interest.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Clinical Neuroanatomy: A Neurobehavioral Approach is an outgrowth of seminars requested by neuropsychology interns and residents … . Readers will be impressed by the authors’ attention to explaining the limitations of current anatomical and physiological knowledge and reasons for the often confusing overlapping descriptions of various structures. … the work remains a laudable effort and worthy of consideration, not only by neuropsychologists but also as a valuable addition to one’s reference library by all psychologists who intend to work in health care." (John E. Carr, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (31), 2008)

"This book describes the role of both higher cortical and subcortical structures in understanding neurological deficits. … Students and clinicians in neuropsychology are the primary audience, but the book is also relevant for ‘behavioral and traditional neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, and others who have an interest in exploring the mysteries of brain-behavior relationships’ … . helps readers to understand brain structure and function from both the vantage point of normal behavior and pathology." (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2008)

"Tulane Medical School clinical neuropsychologist Mendoza and behavioral neurologist Foundas team up to provide an in-depth overview of higher-order functions, their anatomical and neurochemical substrates, pathology, and theories of functional brain organization. … An outgrowth of seminars to neuropsychology interns and residents … . It is also suitable for other clinicians who work with the neurologically impaired." (SciTech Book News, June, 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Spinal Cord and Descending Tracts

    John E. Mendoza, Anne L. Foundas

    Pages 1-22

  • The Cerebellum

    John E. Mendoza, Anne L. Foundas

    Pages 49-76

  • The Cranial Nerves

    John E. Mendoza, Anne L. Foundas

    Pages 107-152

  • The Basal Ganglia

    John E. Mendoza, Anne L. Foundas

    Pages 153-193

  • The Limbic System/Hypothalamus

    John E. Mendoza, Anne L. Foundas

    Pages 213-269

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-387-36601-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-36600-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2266-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Neuroanatomy
Book Subtitle
A Neurobehavioral Approach
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-36601-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-36601-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-36600-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2266-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 704
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