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The Executive Brain

The Executive Brain
titolo The Executive Brain
sottotitolo Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind
autore
argomento Medicina Neurologia
editore Oxford University Press Inc
formato Libro
pagine 251
pubblicazione 2002
ISBN 9780195156300
 
19,00 16,15
Risparmi: € 2,85
 
The Executive Brain is the first popular but rigorous book to explore the most 'human' region of the brain, the frontal lobes. Writing in a lively and accessible style, the author shows how the frontal lobes enable us to engage in complex mental processes, how they control our judgment and our social and ethical behavior, how vulnerable they are to injury, and how devastating the effects of damage often are, leading to chaotic, disorganized, asocial, and even criminal behavior. Replete with fascinating case histories and anecdotes, Goldberg's book offers a panorama of state-of-the-art ideas and advances in cognitive neuroscience. It is also an intellectual memoir, filled with vignettes about the author's early training with Luria, his escape from the Soviet Union, and later interactions with patients and professionals around the world.
 

Indice testuale

An End and a Beginning - A Dedication; Brain's Chief Executive - The Frontal Lobes at a Glance; Architecture of the Brain - A Primer; The Orchestra's Front Row - The Cortex; The Conductor - A Closer Look at the Frontal Lobes; Different Lobes for Different Folks - Decision-Making Styles and the Frontal Lobes; When the Leader is Wounded; Social Maturity, Morality, Law, and the Frontal Lobes; Fateful Disconnections; "What Can You Do For Me?"; Frontal Lobes and the Leadership Paradox.

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