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The Roots of Cognitive NeuroscienceBehavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology$
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Anjan Chatterjee and H. Branch Coslett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.001.0001

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The Case for Case Reports

The Case for Case Reports

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(p.1) Chapter 1 The Case for Case Reports
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The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience
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Kenneth M. Heilman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.003.0001

One of the aspects of behavioral neurology-neuropsychology that is most despised by many basic as well as clinical scientists is the case study and recently there has been a movement to severely limit these reports because many people do not consider them scientific. Several journals have also decided not to publish case studies. In this chapter, Heilman discusses the importance of case reports and case studies that inform clinicians about newly observed diseases, the mechanisms that may be inducing these diseases as well as possible treatments for these diseases.

Keywords:   case study, case report, case, neurology, neuropsychology, journal, clinicians, diagnosis, control

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