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Behavioral Neurology

  • Daniel Tranel
  • Thomas J. GrabowskiJr.
  • Hanna Damasio

Abstract

Behavioral neurology encompasses a variety of diseases and disorders of higher brain functions, related to focal cortical and subcortical brain disease. “Higher” here refers to the fact that the domain of behavioral neurology covers the most complex and advanced aspects of human cognition and behavior, including functions such as memory, language, problem-solving, complex perception, social behavior, planning and decisionmaking, and personality. In general, behavioral neurology is concerned with disorders of these functions that occur as a consequence of acquired brain disease in adults who previously were normal. Hence, developmental conditions, psychiatric diseases, and disorders attributable to progressive dementia conditions (see Chapter 6) are not included here.

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Akinetic Mutism Behavioral Neurology Visual Association Cortex Retrograde Memory Anterograde Memory 
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  • Daniel Tranel
  • Thomas J. GrabowskiJr.
  • Hanna Damasio

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