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The Executive Brain

Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind

The Executive Brain by Elkhonon Goldberg
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Foreword, Oliver Sacks

1. Introduction

2. An End and a Beginning: A Dedication

3. Brain's Chief Executive: The Frontal Lobes at a Glance

4. Architecture of the Brain: A Primer

5. The Orchestra's Front Row: The Cortex

6. The Conductor: A Closer Look at the Frontal Lobes

7. Different Lobes for Different Folks: Decision-Making Styles and the Frontal Lobes

8. When the Leader is Wounded

9. Social Maturity, Morality, Law, and the Frontal Lobes

10. Fateful Disconnections

11. "What Can You Do For Me?"

12. Frontal Lobes and the Leadership Paradox

13. Epilogue

References and Notes

Oxford University Press, USA; December 2002
272 pages; ISBN 9780199731046
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Title: The Executive Brain
Author: Elkhonon Goldberg