Vol. 13 nº 3 - Jul/Aug/Set de 2019
Views & Reviews Páginas: 251 a 258

Neuropsychology of the temporal lobe: Luria's and contemporary conceptions

Authors Tales Alexandre Aversi-Ferreira1; Bruno Hideki Tamaishi-Watanabe1; Micheli Patrícia de Fátima Magri1,2; Roqueline A.G.M.F. Aversi-Ferreira1


keywords: temporal lobe, neuropsychology, Luria.

Brain lesion studies currently employ techniques such as computed tomography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, single photon emission tomography and positron emission tomography. Famous neuropsychologist Alexander Romanovich Luria's studies on cognition were conducted without the use of imaging technology for many years, in a large number of patients with brain lesions, and explored complex behavior and specific brain functions involving the lobes and subareas. For instance, he carried out several specific studies on memory and mental organization, reported in his books. The objective of this study is to associate recent studies in neuropsychology with Luria's work specifically on the temporal lobe. According to the data studied, Luria's epistemological foundation remains the basis for neuropsychological studies today, but new data on the temporal lobe in relation to epilepsy and hippocampus analysis have been introduced into the scope of neuropsychology. This study focuses on earlier data from Luria's studies on the neuropsychological functions of the temporal lobe, comparing these with more recent data. However, in order to improve clinical aspects, a detailed study on the neuropsychological tests used for the temporal lobe should be performed.


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