Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect key advances in behavioural neurology, this is a clinically based account of the neuroanatomy of human behaviour centred on a consideration of behavioural dysfunction caused by disorders of the brain. A concise introduction to brain-behaviour relationships that enhances patient care and assists medical students, this book also serves as a handy reference to researchers, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and geriatricians. This book outlines how cognitive and emotional functions are represented and organised in the brain to produce the 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. Christopher M 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 is an invaluable resource for those involved in the clinical care and study of people with neurobehavioral disorders.
Including a useful glossary and extensive references guiding users to further research, the third edition will be of significance to medical students, residents, fellows, practising physicians, and the general reader interested in neurology.