Chapter

The Neurologic Background

Christopher M. Filley

in The Behavioral Neurology of White Matter

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199743261
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322992 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743261.003.001
The Neurologic Background

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Chapter 1 discusses the history of the neurobiological understanding of white matter, and the concept of subcortical dementia, which has provided an organizing framework for considering cerebral white matter disorders. It then discusses how the white matter may be interpreted as a participant in higher cerebral function. Finally, it demonstrates how no conception of the brain as the organ of the mind can exclude the white matter and its many and varied disorders.

Chapter.  7188 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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