The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World

Valutazione media 4,07
( su 81 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780195329407: The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World

Elkhonon Goldberg's groundbreaking The Executive Brain was a classic of scientific writing, revealing how the frontal lobes command the most human parts of the mind. Now he offers a completely new book, providing fresh, iconoclastic ideas about the relationship between the brain and the mind.

In The New Executive Brain, Goldberg paints a sweeping panorama of cutting-edge thinking in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, one that ranges far beyond the frontal lobes. Drawing on the latest discoveries, and developing complex scientific ideas and relating them to real life through many fascinating case studies and anecdotes, the author explores how the brain engages in complex decision-making; how it deals with novelty and ambiguity; and how it addresses moral choices. At every step, Goldberg challenges entrenched assumptions. For example, we know that the left hemisphere of the brain is the seat of language--but Goldberg argues that language may not be the central adaptation of the left hemisphere. Apes lack language, yet many also show evidence of asymmetric hemispheric development. Goldberg also finds that a complex interaction between the frontal lobes and the amygdale--between a recently evolved and a much older part of the brain--controls emotion, as conscious thoughts meet automatic impulses. The author illustrates this observation with a personal example: the difficulty he experienced when trying to pick up a baby alligator he knew to be harmless, as his amygdala battled his effort to extend his hand. The New Executive Brain, Goldberg affirms Goldberg's place as one of our most creative and insightful scientists, offering lucid writing and bold, paradigm-shifting ideas.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:


Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine. He was a student of the great Russian neuropsychologist Alexander Luria, and is the author of The Executive Brain and The Wisdom Paradox.

Review:


"...develop[s] insights into a variety of conditions and dispositions, including specific brain injuries, drug effects, sex differences, schizophrenia, acttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and more. An especially informative chapter deals with cognitive rehabilitation, including what can be done to stave off dementia. Goldberg also finds parallels between the evolution of the brain and the fates of political systems, including the collapse of the Soviet Union and the assertion of ethnic identities throughout the world...This is a ruminative book...often laced with revealing anecdotes."--PsycCRITIQUES


"Goldberg successfully uses clinical cases to emphasize this point in the middle chapters. He also offers clear and generally accessible analogies that elucidate the role of the frontal lobes in everyday life. In earlier chapters, however, he introduces a number of elaborate theories relating intricate neuroanatomical and neurochemical systems (extending well beyond the frontal lobes) to complex cognitive processes; and, in later chapters, he goes "inside the black box" as he devises advanced computational-neuroscience models of his ideas. Throughout his book, he successfully presents "a distinctly personal, original, and at times provocative viewpoint on a number of topics in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience...many of [these points] remain distinctly partisan, controversial, my own"." -- Tara T. Lineweaver, Ph.D. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences


Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Elkhonon Goldberg
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Elkhonon Goldberg s groundbreaking The Executive Brain was a classic of scientific writing, revealing how the frontal lobes command the most human parts of the mind. Now he offers a completely new book, providing fresh, iconoclastic ideas about the relationship between the brain and the mind. In The New Executive Brain, Goldberg paints a sweeping panorama of cutting-edge thinking in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, one that ranges far beyond the frontal lobes. Drawing on the latest discoveries, and developing complex scientific ideas and relating them to real life through many fascinating case studies and anecdotes, the author explores how the brain engages in complex decision-making; how it deals with novelty and ambiguity; and how it addresses moral choices. At every step, Goldberg challenges entrenched assumptions. For example, we know that the left hemisphere of the brain is the seat of language-but Goldberg argues that language may not be the central adaptation of the left hemisphere. Apes lack language, yet many also show evidence of asymmetric hemispheric development. Goldberg also finds that a complex interaction between the frontal lobes and the amygdale-between a recently evolved and a much older part of the brain-controls emotion, as conscious thoughts meet automatic impulses. The author illustrates this observation with a personal example: the difficulty he experienced when trying to pick up a baby alligator he knew to be harmless, as his amygdala battled his effort to extend his hand. In the years since the original Executive Brain, Goldberg has remained at the front of his field, constantly challenging orthodoxy. In this revised and expanded edition, he affirms his place as one of our most creative and insightful scientists, offering lucid writing and bold, paradigm-shifting ideas. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780195329407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Elkhonon Goldberg
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Elkhonon Goldberg s groundbreaking The Executive Brain was a classic of scientific writing, revealing how the frontal lobes command the most human parts of the mind. Now he offers a completely new book, providing fresh, iconoclastic ideas about the relationship between the brain and the mind. In The New Executive Brain, Goldberg paints a sweeping panorama of cutting-edge thinking in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, one that ranges far beyond the frontal lobes. Drawing on the latest discoveries, and developing complex scientific ideas and relating them to real life through many fascinating case studies and anecdotes, the author explores how the brain engages in complex decision-making; how it deals with novelty and ambiguity; and how it addresses moral choices. At every step, Goldberg challenges entrenched assumptions. For example, we know that the left hemisphere of the brain is the seat of language-but Goldberg argues that language may not be the central adaptation of the left hemisphere. Apes lack language, yet many also show evidence of asymmetric hemispheric development. Goldberg also finds that a complex interaction between the frontal lobes and the amygdale-between a recently evolved and a much older part of the brain-controls emotion, as conscious thoughts meet automatic impulses. The author illustrates this observation with a personal example: the difficulty he experienced when trying to pick up a baby alligator he knew to be harmless, as his amygdala battled his effort to extend his hand. In the years since the original Executive Brain, Goldberg has remained at the front of his field, constantly challenging orthodoxy. In this revised and expanded edition, he affirms his place as one of our most creative and insightful scientists, offering lucid writing and bold, paradigm-shifting ideas. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780195329407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 0,57
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Elkhonon Goldberg
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Elkhonon Goldberg s groundbreaking The Executive Brain was a classic of scientific writing, revealing how the frontal lobes command the most human parts of the mind. Now he offers a completely new book, providing fresh, iconoclastic ideas about the relationship between the brain and the mind. In The New Executive Brain, Goldberg paints a sweeping panorama of cutting-edge thinking in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, one that ranges far beyond the frontal lobes. Drawing on the latest discoveries, and developing complex scientific ideas and relating them to real life through many fascinating case studies and anecdotes, the author explores how the brain engages in complex decision-making; how it deals with novelty and ambiguity; and how it addresses moral choices. At every step, Goldberg challenges entrenched assumptions. For example, we know that the left hemisphere of the brain is the seat of language-but Goldberg argues that language may not be the central adaptation of the left hemisphere. Apes lack language, yet many also show evidence of asymmetric hemispheric development. Goldberg also finds that a complex interaction between the frontal lobes and the amygdale-between a recently evolved and a much older part of the brain-controls emotion, as conscious thoughts meet automatic impulses. The author illustrates this observation with a personal example: the difficulty he experienced when trying to pick up a baby alligator he knew to be harmless, as his amygdala battled his effort to extend his hand. In the years since the original Executive Brain, Goldberg has remained at the front of his field, constantly challenging orthodoxy. In this revised and expanded edition, he affirms his place as one of our most creative and insightful scientists, offering lucid writing and bold, paradigm-shifting ideas. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780195329407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 0,57
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Goldberg, Elkhonon
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VU-9780195329407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,82
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 12,58
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Goldberg, Elkhonon
Editore: Oxford University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Print on Demand
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780195329407_lsuk

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,74
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,99
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Goldberg, Elkhonon
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780195329407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,67
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 9,64
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Elkhonon Goldberg
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Soft cover Quantità: 1
Da
MEGABOOKS CZ
(Prague, Repubblica Ceca)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 001118

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 1,73
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 25,02
Da: Repubblica Ceca a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Elkhonon Goldberg
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0195329406

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,75
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 15,09
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Goldberg, Elkhonon
Editore: OUP USA (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA, 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria LQ-9780195329407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,48
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 11,34
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Elkhonon Goldberg
Editore: OUP USA 2009-08-20, Oxford |New York (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195329406 ISBN 13: 9780195329407
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA 2009-08-20, Oxford |New York, 2009. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780195329407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,53
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro