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The Prefrontal Cortex
Author : Joaquin M. Fuster,Joaquín M. Fuster,Professor Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Joaquin M Fuster
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date : 1997
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 333 pages

(2E 1989) Covers chemical neurotransmission human & animal neuropsychology neuroimaging perception-action cycle etc.

Prefrontal Cortex
Author : Ana Starcevic,Branislav Filipovic
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2018-10-03
ISBN 10 : 1789239036
Pages : 132 pages

The prefrontal cortex reaches its greatest development in the human brain, making up nearly one third of the neocortex. Due to its remarkable evolution, the prefrontal cortex plays an important role in higher integrative functions such as information processing, thinking, understanding, attention, behavior, motivation, emotions, working memory, and analysis. This book brings together theoretical and technical research advances on the prefrontal cortex, from the basic explanations of the neuronal architecture of the prefrontal cortex and its anatomy, presenting it as a morphological substrate for many psychological conditions, through normal and altered connectivity and its manifestation in different behavior and identification of organizational levels inside the prefrontal cortex through different neuroimaging methods. It also provides an interdisciplinary view of the prefrontal cortex and its issues and discovers the main role of this part of brain in psychosocial, economic, and cultural adaptation.

Motor and Cognitive Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex
Author : Anne-Marie Thierry,J. Glowinski,P.S. Goldman-Rakic
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 3642850073
Pages : 182 pages

The prefrontal cortex is particularly challenging as it has undergone great expansion during phylogenetic development and because it plays a crucial role in regulating most complex behaviors. Progress in research techniques in animals and in the development of non-invasive brain imaging approaches in humans have allowed resurgence of interest in the prefrontal cortex. To shed light on the rapidly accumulating information on motor and cognitive functions of the prefrontal cortex the Fondation IPSEN organized a symposium. This volume contains the proceedings of this meeting giving the most up-to-date research, with interdisciplinarycontributions from such fields as neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, electrophysiology as well as from clinical and behavior studies. The contents of this book provides an important development in the understanding of the prefrontal cortex.

The Prefrontal Cortex
Author : Joaquin Fuster
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2008-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9780080887982
Pages : 424 pages

This is the fourth edition of the undisputed classic on the prefrontal cortex, the principal "executive" structure of the brain. Because of its role in such cognitive functions as working memory, planning, and decision-making, the prefrontal cortex is critically involved in the organization of behavior, language, and reasoning. Prefrontal dysfunction lies at the foundation of several psychotic and neurodegenerative disorders, including schizophrenia and dementia. * Written by an award-winning author who discovered "memory cells"-the physiological substrate of working memory * Provides an in-depth examination of the contributions of every relevant methodology, from comparative anatomy to modern imaging * Well-referenced with more than 2000 references

The Prefrontal Cortex: Its Structure, Function and Pathology
Author : J.P.C. de Bruin,M.A. Corner,M.G.P. Feenstra,C.G. Van Eden,H.B.M. Uylings
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 1991-03-05
ISBN 10 : 0080862101
Pages : 571 pages

Thanks to a resurgence of interest and a recent proliferation of research techniques, much new and illuminating data has emerged during the last decade relating to the prefrontal cortex, particularly in primates and rodents. In view of this progress, the 16th International Summer School of Brain Research was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 28 August to 1 September 1989, devoted to the topic of `The Prefrontal Cortex: Its Structure, Function and Pathology'. The edited proceedings, embodied in this 85th volume of `Progress in Brain Research', fall into three sections - the first of which, following two introductory chapters, discusses the present knowledge of the organization of prefrontal cortical systems. In the second section, developmental and plasticity aspects in rodent and human cortex are considered, whilst the third section deals extensively with the functional aspects characteristic for the prefrontal cortex in primates, rats and rabbits. The last section reviews several topics on dysfunction of prefrontal cortex in rat and man, including a historical review on psychosurgery.

The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex
Author : Richard E. Passingham,Steven P. Wise
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2012-07-12
ISBN 10 : 0199552916
Pages : 399 pages

The prefrontal cortex makes up almost a quarter of the human brain. The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex presents a new theory about its fundamental function. Written by two leading brain scientists, it is an important contribution to our understanding of the evolution and functioning of the human brain.

The Prefrontal Cortex as an Executive, Emotional, and Social Brain
Author : Masataka Watanabe
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-02-22
ISBN 10 : 4431565086
Pages : 276 pages

This book is devoted to the executive, emotional, social, and integrative functions of the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The PFC has usually been studied only with its executive function or with its emotional function, but recent studies indicate that the PFC plays important roles in integrating executive and emotional functions as well as in social behavior. The first part of the book reviews the functional organization of the PFC in human and nonhuman primates. The subsequent part focuses on the integrator of executive and emotional functions. The third part presents the integrator of executive and social functions, and the final part discusses the default mode of brain activities. There are chapters on animal studies, because functional significance of the PFC cannot be described without referring to those studies. Thus many methodologies are presented such as human neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and stimulation studies, and animal neuropsychological, neurophysiological, neurochemical, neuroanatomical, and neuroimaging studies. Bringing those together, this volume provides a timely and concise picture of the function of the PFC. The result is a valuable resource for students and scientists, providing up-to-date information on this emerging research topic.

The Prefrontal Cortex
Author : Angela C. Roberts,Trevor W. Robbins,Lawrence Weiskrantz
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1998
ISBN 10 : 9780198524410
Pages : 248 pages

The role of the prefrontal cortex is one of the most topical and important areas of research in contemporary neuropsychology. This cortical region appears to be linked with executive processes affecting many diverse areas of cognitive function. Working memory, information processing, behavioural organization, attention, judgement, and the ability to cope with novel experiences are just some of the diverse processes it affects. This book brings together contributions from some of the world's leading researchers on the prefrontal cortex. They discuss the many recent theoretical and technical advances in the field - for example in our understanding of the neural architecture of the prefrontal cortex, in the development of comparable texts of cognition in humans and other primates, in our understanding of the relationships between neuronal activity and behaviour, and in the increasing use of functional neuroimaging to identify different levels of organization within the prefrontal cortex. These important developments make this an ideal time to address the many questions and debates that have arisen about the role and functional organization of this area of the brain. One of the first books to be written on the subject, The Prefrontal Cortex is a state-of-the-art account of our knowledge of this exciting subject. It will be welcomed by all researchers and students in neuro- and cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.

Psychophysiology of the Frontal Lobes
Author : K. H. Pribram,A. R. Luria
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2013-10-22
ISBN 10 : 1483219356
Pages : 344 pages

Psychophysiology of the Frontal Lobes covers the frontal lobe function. The book discusses the modern concepts relating to the problem of the frontal lobes; the effect of frontal lesions on the electrical activity of the brain of human; and the nature of the electrical activity of the frontal cortex in human. The text then describes the nature of electrical activity in the frontal cortex of nonhuman primates; the relationship between frontal cortex and subcortical brain function; as well as experimentally based models of frontal lobe function. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists will find the book invaluable.

The Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Integration in ASD and Typical Cognition
Author : Dorit Ben Shalom,Yoram S. Bonneh
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release Date : 2019-05-17
ISBN 10 : 2889458369
Pages : 329 pages

This eBook explores within-discipline implications and and across-discipline connections of the Ben Shalom (2009) model. The 12 papers hail from psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, philosophy, and biology.

Principles of Frontal Lobe Function
Author : Donald T. Stuss,Robert T. Knight
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2002-06-27
ISBN 10 : 0198030835
Pages : 640 pages

This volume provides a comprehensive 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 is intended to be a standard reference work on the frontal lobes for researchers, clinicians, and students in the field of neurology, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and health care.

Assembly of the Executive Mind
Author : Michael Hoffmann
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2019-01-10
ISBN 10 : 1108456006
Pages : 300 pages

Understand the neuro-archeology of the executive brain, in its supervisory function, to better treat illnesses and behavior.