Higher Cortical Functions in Man

Authors: Luria, Aleksandr Romanovich

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This full-length translation of Professor Luria's book introduces to the English­ speaking world a major document in neuropsychology, summarizing Professor Luria's earlier contributions to that area for nearly a third of a century. It is a monumental contribution. Nothing of this scope exists in the Western literature of this field, with the possible exception of Ajuriaguerra and Hecaen's book (in French) on the cerebral cortex. Professor Luria's book thus marks a further and decisive step toward the eventual coalescence of neurology and psychology, a goal to which only a few laboratories in the East and West have been devoted over the last decades. The book is unique in its organization. The first half deals with observations and interpretations concerning the major syndromes of man's left cerebral hemisphere: those grievous distortions of higher functions traditionally described as aphasia, agnosia, and apraxia. There is also a detailed and brilliant analysis of the syndrome of massive frontal-lobe involvement. The entire second half of the book is given over to a painstaking description of Professor Luria's tests, many of them introduced by himself, and set out in such detail that anyone could repeat them and thus verify Professor Luria's interpretations.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Problem of Localization of Functions in the Cerebral Cortex

    Luria, Aleksandr Romanovich

    Pages 5-38

  • Modern Data on the Structural Organization of the Cerebral Cortex

    Luria, Aleksandr Romanovich

    Pages 39-69

  • Disturbances of Higher Mental Functional Systems in the Presence of Local Brain Lesions

    Luria, Aleksandr Romanovich

    Pages 70-77

  • Some Functional Investigative Problems

    Luria, Aleksandr Romanovich

    Pages 81-93

  • Disturbances of Higher Cortical Functions with Lesions of the Temporal Region

    Luria, Aleksandr Romanovich

    Pages 94-122

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eBook $89.00
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Softcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Cortical Functions in Man
Authors
Copyright
1966
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Consultants Bureau Enterprises, Inc., and Basic Books, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-7741-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-7741-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-7743-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 513
Number of Illustrations and Tables
89 b/w illustrations
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