In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, Christopher M Filley provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical role of brain anatomy in the expression of human behaviour. Ongoing advances in functional neuroimaging continue to expand our knowledge of brain-behaviour relationships, and each chapter has been revised to reflect these emerging developments. It includes an expanded Glossary of Neurobehavioral Terms to assist readers with the often-confusing terminology of behavioural neurology. The book outlines how cognitive and emotional functions are represented and organised in the brain to produce the many behaviours regarded as uniquely human. It reviews the effects of focal and diffuse brain lesions, and from this analysis a conception of the normal operations of the healthy brain emerges. Filley integrates data and material from different disciplines to create a concise and accessible synthesis that informs the clinical understanding of brain-behaviour relationships.
Clinically practical and theoretically stimulating, this book offers an up-to-date and invaluable resource for those involved in the clinical care and study of people with neurobehavioral disorders, as well as for anyone interested in the neurobiological basis of human behaviour.<
Christopher M Filley MD