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Shepherd Ivory Franz: His contributions to neuropsychology and rehabilitation.

Colotla, Dr. Victor A. and Bach-y-Rita, Dr. Paul (2002) Shepherd Ivory Franz: His contributions to neuropsychology and rehabilitation.. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience 2(2):pp. 141-148.

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Shepherd I. Franz was an important figure in psychology of the last century, and historians of psychology have given recognition to much of his work. However, his experimental work with animals and his pioneer investigations in experimental and clinical neuropsychology have been largely ignored. This article reviews his conceptual, assessment, and treatment contributions, including (1) his pioneering work on the use of learned behavior as a baseline for the study of cerebral ablations, (2) his interest in brain plasticity, (3) his development of comprehensive psychological assessment methods, and (4) his work on the rehabilitation of neurologic patients with techniques derived from his animal experiments. His work predated much of what is now part of the conceptual substance of the experimental and clinical neurosciences.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:S. I. Franz, neuroscience, brain plasticity
Subjects:Chronology > 20th Century
ID Code:236
Deposited By:Colotla, Dr. Victor A.
Deposited On:29 December 2004