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Brain Injury and Recovery

Theoretical and Controversial Issues

  • Stanley Finger
  • T. E. Levere
  • C. Robert Almli
  • Donald G. Stein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. C. Robert Almli, Stanley Finger
    Pages 1-14
  3. Robert B. Glassman, Aaron Smith
    Pages 45-69
  4. Gabriel P. Frommer, Aaron Smith
    Pages 71-88
  5. Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw
    Pages 103-116
  6. Stanley Finger, C. Robert Almli
    Pages 117-132
  7. N. Davis LeVere, Susan Gray-Silva, T. E. LeVere
    Pages 133-150
  8. Mary D. Slavin, Scott Laurence, Donald G. Stein
    Pages 165-179
  9. Fred H. Gage, Silvio Varon
    Pages 201-214
  10. Robert W. Dykes, Raju Metherate
    Pages 215-234
  11. Andrew Kertesz
    Pages 307-321
  12. Stanley Finger, T. E. LeVere, C. Robert Almli, Donald G. Stein
    Pages 351-361
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 363-368

About this book

Introduction

The idea for the present volume grew from discussions that the four of us had among ourselves and with our colleagues at recent scientific meetings. All of us were impressed by the wealth of empirical data that was being generated by investigators interested in brain damage and recovery from both behavioral and biological orientations. Nevertheless, we were concerned about the relative paucity of attempts to evaluate the data provided by new technologies in more than a narrow context or to present new theories or reexamine time-honored ideas in the light of new findings. We recognized that science is guided by new technologies, by hard data, and by theories and ideas. Yet we were forced to conclude that, although investi­ gators were often anxious to publicize new methods and empirical fmdings, the same could not be said about broad hypotheses, underlying concepts, or in­ ferences and speculations that extended beyond the empirical data. Not only were many scientists not formally discussing the broad implications of their data, but, when stimulating ideas were presented, they were more likely to be heard in the halls or over a meal than in organized sessions at scientific meetings.

Keywords

Arousal Kurt Goldstein Nervous System Neurology Rehabilitation Thermoregulation neurons neuropsychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley Finger
    • 1
  • T. E. Levere
    • 2
  • C. Robert Almli
    • 3
  • Donald G. Stein
    • 4
  1. 1.Psychology Department and Neural Sciences ProgramWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.The Brain Research Laboratory, Department of PsychologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Programs in Occupational Therapy and Neural Sciences, Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Preventive Medicine, and PsychologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.Rutgers UniversityNewarkUSA

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