...an intense, in-depth examination of the relationship bet ween neuroanatomy and associated behavior, personality, thin king, psychosis, and emotions.
"Excellent... Comprehensive... Exceptional... Enthusiastically recommended!" -- Health Science Review Journal, 1997
"First rate... Among the best... Deserving of a place on the shelf of any neuropsychologist, neuropsychiatrist, or behavioral neurologist." -- Neuropsychiatry, 1993
Astrounding....(Información más detallada).. astounding... [Joseph] deserves our admiration. -- Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1997
About the Author
Dr. Joseph pioneered research on early environmenal influences on the brain and behavior, and demonstrated conclusively, in the 1970s and early 1980s, the profound effects of the environment and/or hormonal influences on learning, memory, intelligence, perception, arousal, attention, sex differences, and the developing brain. He was the first to demonstrate neural plasticity in the primate brain, the first to demonstrate that atrophied primate brain cells could be functionally regenerated, and the first to discover that mammalian brain cells continue to be generated during adulthood and have the capacity to divide.
In 1982, Dr. Joseph founded the field of human developmental neuroscience and developmental neuropsychology, and introduced a theory of cognition and language that has been experimentally verified and widely adopted, and which was partially presented by the New York Times in the early 1990s. In his 1982 monograph, Dr. Joseph reintroduced the concept of neural networks and neural circuits and detailed the role of neural circuits in human emotion, memory, and cognition. He also reintroduced the concept of the "limbic system" and was the first to detail the role of this series of structures, including the amygdala, in human language and emotional disturbances. Moreover, in his 1982 monograph, Dr. Joseph detailed the neurological foundations for "confabulation" and self-deception, and was the first to discover and detail how false memories can be generated to fill in the gaps in one's memory including the memory gaps of children and adults who have been subjected to considerable e!motional stress.
In addition, Dr. Joseph has conducted and published pioneering research detailing the role of the frontal lobes in attention, arousal, language, and memory; the differential roles of the limbic system and right and left hemisphere in personality, emotion, language, and conscious and unconscious experience; the effects of stress on memory, emotion, the amygdala and hippocampus; the role of early experience on child, brain, and emotional development, and the fact that due to corpus callosum immaturity, the right and left half of the child's brain is partially disconnected and functions somewhat similar to patients who have undergone split-brain surgery--as also detailed in his published research on dual mental functioning in split-brain patients conducted in the 1980s.
Dr. Joseph has published mongraphs and chapters detailing the evolution, development and functional neuroanatomy of the mind and brain, including the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes, the brainstem, basal ganglia, cerebellum, and limbic system, as well as chapters and monographs on stroke, neoplasm, cranial and cerebral trauma. Indeed, Dr. Joseph has single handedly mapped out the functional neuroanatomy of the brain and mind and his research and theories are not only widely quoted, but innumerable scientists now claim these ideas, and Dr. Joseph's theories as their own.