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TitleBrain Injury and Recovery [electronic resource] : Theoretical and Controversial Issues / edited by Stanley Finger, T. E. Levere, C. Robert Almli, Donald G. Stein
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1988
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Descript 362p. online resource


The idea for the present volume grew from discussions that the four of us had among ourselves and with our colleagues at recent scientific meetings. All of us were impressed by the wealth of empirical data that was being generated by investigators interested in brain damage and recovery from both behavioral and biological orientations. Nevertheless, we were concerned about the relative paucity of attempts to evaluate the data provided by new technologies in more than a narrow context or to present new theories or reexamine time-honored ideas in the light of new findings. We recognized that science is guided by new technologies, by hard data, and by theories and ideas. Yet we were forced to conclude that, although investiยญ gators were often anxious to publicize new methods and empirical fmdings, the same could not be said about broad hypotheses, underlying concepts, or inยญ ferences and speculations that extended beyond the empirical data. Not only were many scientists not formally discussing the broad implications of their data, but, when stimulating ideas were presented, they were more likely to be heard in the halls or over a meal than in organized sessions at scientific meetings


1 Toward a Definition of Recovery of Function -- 2 Neural System Imbalances and the Consequence of Large Brain Injuries -- 3 Bases of Inductions of Recoveries and Protections from Amnesias -- 4 Neural Spare Capacity and the Concept of Diaschisis: Functional and Evolutionary Models -- 5 Kurt Goldstein and Recovery of Function -- 6 Assumptions about the Brain and Its Recovery from Damage -- 7 Mass Action and Equipotentiality Reconsidered -- 8 Margaret Kennard and Her โ{128}{156}Principleโ{128}{157} in Historical Perspective -- 9 Infant Brain Injury: The Benefit of Relocation and the Cost of Crowding -- 10 Arguments against Redundant Brain Structures -- 11 Another Look at Vicariation -- 12 Hughlings Jacksonโ{128}{153}s Theory of Localization and Compensation -- 13 The Parcellation Theory and Alterations in Brain Circuitry after Injury -- 14 Trophic Hypothesis of Neuronal Cell Death and Survival -- 15 Sensory Cortical Reorganization following Peripheral Nerve Injury -- 16 Is Dendritic Proliferation of Surviving Neurons a Compensatory Response to Loss of Neighbors in the Aging Brain? -- 17 Practical and Theoretical lssues in the Use of Fetal Brain Tissue Transplants to Promote Recovery from Brain Injury -- 18 Functional Electrical Stimulation and Its Application for the Rehabilitation of Neurologically Injured Individuals -- 19 Recovery of Language Disorders: Homologous Contralateral or Connected Ipsilateral Compensation? -- 20 Sensory Substitution and Recovery from โ{128}{156}Brain Damageโ{128}{157} -- 21 Emotion and Motivation in Recovery and Adaptation after Brain Damage -- 22 Recovery of Function: Sources of Controversy

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