Recovery from Brain Damage

Research and Theory

  • Stanley Finger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Domain of Brain-Lesion Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Species Variables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. J. M. Warren, Bryan Kolb
      Pages 35-48
  4. Anatomical Response to CNS Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. George Wolf, Edward M. Stricker, Michael J. Zigmond
      Pages 91-112
  5. Experimental Manipulations and Behavioral Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. David Johnson, C. Robert Almli
      Pages 115-134
    3. Stanley Finger
      Pages 135-164
    4. J. Jay Braun
      Pages 165-197
    5. Stanley D. Glick, Betty Zimmerberg
      Pages 281-296
    6. Barry S. Layton, George E. Corrick, Arthur W. Toga
      Pages 331-366
  6. Accounting for Sparing and Restitution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Scott Laurence, Donald G. Stein
      Pages 369-407
    3. Michael S. Gazzaniga
      Pages 409-414
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 415-423

About this book


It has long been recognized that damage to the mammalian central nervous system may be followed by behavioral recovery, but only re­ cently has close attention been directed to specific factors which may enhance or retard restitution. This is evident in the rapidly growing number of journal articles and scientific paper sessions dealing with "recovery of function," as well as in the publicity given by the popular press to some of the findings in this field. The present text seeks to examine the foundations of brain lesion research, to review recent material on a number of factors which ap­ pear to contribute to recovery after brain damage, and to present mod­ els which have been proposed to account for these effects. In order to best accomplish these goals, a number of key workers in these areas were asked to examine and describe research literatures dealing with specific problems or methodological manipulations associated with brain damage and behavior, using their own experiments and those of others to illustrate important points. In addition, significant interpre­ tive and theoretical issues were to be evaluated in each chapter.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley Finger
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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