Disorders of Higher Cortical Function in Children

  • Norman Geschwind
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 16)


The great majority of these who concern themselves with disorders of the higher functions in children are usually interested in the developmental disorders of language, reading, and other behaviors. I have myself not had a special interest in this group of disorders, because of my lack of extensive clinical experience with them and my generally limited contact with pediatric neurology, but probably even more because of the lack of strong anatomic data about these conditions. I have the suspicion that the neurological substrate of many of these cases will be neither damage to structures, nor gross congenital malformations, but rather the small size of certain brain regions. This speculation, however, remains to be confirmed or rejected.


Retrograde Amnesia Cerebral Dominance High Cortical Function Grammatical Word Diffuse Brain Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Geschwind
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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