"Principles of Frontal Lobe Function by Don Stuss and Bob Knight delivers on its title, integrating contemporary cognitive neuroscience with frontal lobe development, neurochemistry, social cognition, anatomy, and neuropsychology. Principles provides a comprehensive, integrated view of frontal lobe function across the human life span. Principles is a terrific source of information to guide both the novice and the authority looking for an up-to-date summary of our understanding of the frontal lobes."
-- Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D., Director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair for Brain Health, Cleveland Clinic, 888 W Bonneville Ave, Las Vegas, NV
"More than 150 years after Phineas Gage, the frontal lobes continue to bewilder. Will a unified principle eventually emerge, or is the current functional mosaic irreducible? If the latter, will the final canvas resemble a Pollock or a Mondrian? This timely volume, buiding upon the justified fame of its first edition, takes the ongoing exploration of prefrontal cortex to new levels of sophistication."
-- M-Marsel Mesulam, MD, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
"The frontal cortex comprises about one third of the human cerebral cortex, and is double the size of our closest ape relatives. This highly evolved portion of our brain is anatomically and physiologically complex and it mediates a variety of important neuropsychological functions. Frontal dysfunction, which can be caused by many diseases, has devastating consequences and thus, detailed and current information about frontal lobe function and dysfunction is critical knowledge for the clinician and basic scientist. This Second Edition is a well written, multi-authored classic text that provides the reader with this important knowledge."
-- Kenneth M. Heilman MD, The James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
"Ten years ago, Stuss and Knight edited the definitive reference on prefrontal function. This new, eagerly awaited successor is chock full of the latest findings on prefrontal anatomy, physiology, and function. The prefrontal roles in social behavior, development, executive function, attention, and memory are all nicely covered by the experts in their respective areas. Best of all, the contributors do not merely review the new literature, but clearly express their own points of view, providing the reader with a feast of fresh new ideas."
-- Robert Desimone, PhD, Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Doris and Don Berkey Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
"Principles of Frontal Lobe Function by Stuss and Knight reflects the continuing evolution of our understanding of frontal lobe, and incorporates the wealth of new knowledge that has been made possible by technological advances in cellular and molecular neuroscience, functional and structural imaging, neurochemistry and microcircuitry. This second edition captures the broadened perspective of frontal lobe function to include constructs that far exceed our traditional focus on executive functions... This volume should be required for students, clinical and basic neuroscientists, and anyone with an interest in brain function. The comprehensive approach and integration of such a broad body of knowledge sets a model and a standard by which other volumes about brain function
should be measured."
-- Robert A. Bornstein, PhD, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
"This book with 45 chapters organized into nine sections has so much more information than what was contained in the 34 chapters of the first edition published in 2002...New methods of observing and imaging the structural and functional parts of the frontal lobe of the human brain and monkey brains has led to gathering a massive amount of new data, which in turn has increased the knowledge base and insight currently available on this part of the human brain." -- Biz India
"This is a marvelously updated edition of a classic reference on the frontal lobes. Anyone interested in the brain and behavior should be referring to this book. I highly recommend it!" -- Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA, Doody's
"With some 90 contributors, including section editors and coeditors, the range of topics covered in this tome is vast.... New methods of observing and imaging the structural and functional parts of the frontal lobe of the human brain and monkey brains has led to gathering a massive amount of new data, which in turn has increased the knowledge base and insight currently available on this part of the human brain. The new research uncovered in this book can be helpful to specialists involved in treating patients with frontal lobe dysfunction, including neurological and psychiatric disorders such as multiple sclerosis, obsessive-compulsive behavior, traumatic brain injury, and white matter disease." -- BizIndia