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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Donald T. Stuss and Robert T. Knight

Abstract

This book provides a review of historical and current research on the function of the frontal lobes and frontal systems of the brain. The content spans frontal lobe functions from birth to old age, from biochemistry and anatomy to rehabilitation, and from normal to disrupted function. The book covers a variety of disciplines including neurology, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and health care.

Keywords: historical research, frontal lobes, frontal systems, brain, frontal lobe functions, biochemistry, anatomy, rehabilitation, disruption function

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195134971
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald T. Stuss, editor
University of Toronto

Robert T. Knight, editor
University of California

Contents

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1 Introduction

Donald T. Stuss, and Robert T. Knight

7 The Theatre of the Mind: Physiological Studies of the Human Frontal Lobes

Terence W. Picton, Claude Alain, and Anthony R. McIntosh

12 The Frontal Cortex and Working with Memory

Morris Moscovitch, and Gordon Winocur

15 Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution in Prefrontal Cortex

John Jonides, David Badre, Clayton Curtis, Sharon L. Thompson-Schill, and Edward E. Smith

25 Fractionation and Localization of Distinct Frontal Lobe Processes: Evidence from Focal Lesions in Humans

Donald T. Stuss, Michael P. Alexander, Darlene Floden, Malcolm A. Binns, Brian Levine, Anthony R. McIntosh, Natasha Rajah, and Stephanie J. Hevenor

31 Aging, Memory, and Frontal Lobe Functioning

Fergus I.M. Craik, and Cheryl L. Grady

32 Frontal Lobe Plasticity and Behavior

Bryan Kolb, and Robbin Gibb

33 Principles of the Rehabilitation of Frontal Lobe Function

Paul W. Burgess, and Ian H. Robertson

34 Prefrontal Cortex: The Present and the Future

Robert T. Knight, and Donald T. Stuss

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