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Disorders of brain function are the major causes of continuing neurologic disability, yet clinical systems designed to disclose their details are little known to most practitioners. For nearly one half century Professor A. R. Luria of Moscow has worked to develop methods of categorization of the patient with brain disease. He has formulated concepts that delineate those different reflex, analytical, synthetic, and effector functions of the brain that underlie neuropsychological processes such as language, perception, and memory. He has in addition established a hierarchy of symptoms ranging from the elementary such as loss of simple sensation to the more complex
Luria's Neuropsychological Investigation. Text.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:144–145. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-144_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):144-145.
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