Cognitive Perceptual Motor Evaluation Research Findings for Adult Head Injuries

  • Diane L. Meeder


Historically, the early Greek view of the mind was simply that the mind is an organ that dealt with pure ideas.,Plato in his time denied that it had anything to do with sensation, and Aristotle felt the mind was governed by the psychic powers, associated with motion and sensation, believing the physical seat of mental life to be in the heart and not the brain (Wilson, 1964). In the eighteenth century, the theory of the phrenologists became popular when Franz Joseph Gall, a Viennese physiologist assumed that the bumps on man’s skull represented the parts of his brain that were well-developed (Wilson, 1964). He_divided the brain into thirty-seven areas, identifying each as a personality trait such as “self-esteem or gaiety.”


Head Injury Occupational Therapy Coma Group Depth Perception Body Scheme 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane L. Meeder
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  1. 1.Occupational Therapy Neurology ServicesSanta Clara Valley Medical CenterUSA

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