Best known as a founding father of neuropsychology, Luria is remembered for his clinical approach, which in many ways foreshadowed and served as the basis for the currently popular "process approach" to neuropsychological diagnosis. Although he never completed the job of designing a general theory of brain- behavioral relations, he nonetheless contributed mightily to the ongoing effort to develop one, and to the emergence of neuropsychology as a mature science. Written by professionals who either knew Alexandr Romanovich Luria personally or experienced his scientific influence, the topics examined in this volume reflect the expanse of his interests and contributions.
Table of Contents
Contents: E. Goldberg, Introduction: Tribute to Alexandr Romanovich Luria (1902-1977). M. Cole, Alexandr Romanovich Luria: Cultural Psychologist. D.T. Stuss, D.F. Benson, The Frontal Lobes and Language. A.F. Mirsky, H.E. Rosvold, The Case of Carolyn Wilson -- A 38-Year Follow-up of a Schizophrenic Patient with Two Prefrontal Lobotomies. K.H. Pribram, The Frontal Cortex -- A Luria/Pribram Rapprochement. N. Butters, D.P. Salmon, W.C. Heindel, Processes Underlying the Memory Impairments of Demented Patients. P.D. MacLean, A Reinterpretation of Memorative Functions of the Limbic System. E. Bisiach, Hemispheric Interaction and Decisional Dominance. A. Benton, The Fate of Some Neuropsychological Concepts: An Historical Inquiry. O. Sacks, Luria and "Romantic Science." J.W. Brown, Preliminaries for a Theory of Mind. H.G. Vaughan, Jr., Chronotopic Localization of Cerebral Processes: The Temporal Dimension of Brain Organization. E. Goldberg, Higher Cortical Functions in Humans: The Gradiental Approach.
ELKHONON GOLDBERG Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Luria's...legacy of insights and of quality of character remains alive and well. The excellent book under review is witness to this fact."
—American Journal of Psychiatry