By Bruce L. Miller, Jeffrey L. Cummings

Now in a revised and elevated moment version, this authoritative paintings synthesizes the swiftly transforming into wisdom base at the human frontal lobes and their important function in habit, cognition, healthiness, and ailment. best members deal with neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and general neuropsychological functioning, and describe the character and results of frontal lobe disorder in particular neurological and psychiatric stipulations. moment version beneficial properties contain a brand new part on structural and practical neuroimaging and considerably multiplied assurance of frontotemporal dementia and similar problems. different new issues comprise self-consciousness, competence, and character; new trying out ways; bipolar ailment; and adult-onset genetic problems of the frontal lobes. The ebook is illustrated with approximately a hundred figures.

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A frontal dysarthria has been described with lesions anterior to the mouth area of the primary frontal cortex. ” It is associated with small lesions confined to Broca’s area of the left hemisphere. Larger Broca’s area lesions produce the syndrome of Broca’s aphasia, with nonfluent verbal output, largely intact comprehension, and compromised repetition. Medial left frontal lesions produce a transcortical motor aphasia characterized by nonfluent output, preserved comprehension, and preserved repetition.

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