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Novel Approaches to the Assessment of Frontal Damage and Executive Deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury

Brian Levine, Douglas I. Katz, Lauren Dade and Sandra E. Black

in Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195134971
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864157 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0028
Novel Approaches to the Assessment of Frontal Damage and Executive Deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of frontal brain damage. This chapter describes interrelated streams of research aimed at improving the specificity of behavioral and brain imaging assessment of TBI. It begins with a brief review of TBI neuropathology. It then examines the cognitive and behavioral consequences of traumatic brain injury.

Keywords: frontal brain damage; brain imaging; neuropathology; TBI

Chapter.  10654 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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