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The Life of the Mind

1st Edition

By Jason W. Brown

Psychology Press

440 pages

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This detailed look at the development of microgenetic theory provides a comprehensive and coherent model of cognitive processing in the brain, based on patterns of breakdown in pathology. In so doing, it illustrates the clinical record that supports and documents microgenetic theory, and presents a basis for future work in the study of the brain. Coverage includes topics in language and dominance, the function of the right hemisphere, action, perception, memory, and the concept of time.


"This text integrates a wide variety of research in the area of dichotic listening. The literature review is thorough and the bibliography is comprehensive. The chapters are exemplary and will be appreciated by the novice and seasoned researcher alike."


Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Microgenetic Theory. Part I: Language. Language Representation in the Brain. Varieties of Aphasic Jargon. Thalamic Mechanisms in Language. Selections on Aphasia and Lateralization. Part II: Perception. Microstructure of Objects. Microstructure of Images. Essay on Perception. Part III: Action. Frontal Lobes and the Organization of Action. The Microstructure of Action. The Problem of Perseveration. Part IV: Memory and Time. Toward a Microgenetic Theory of Memory. Emergence and Time.

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Comparative Cognition and Neuroscience Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology