Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Social Regulation in Frontotemporal Dementia: A Case Study Salvatore Torrisi, UCLA Chapter 3: Exploring the Moral Basis of Social Action in Frontotemporal Dementia Michael Sean Smith Chapter 4: Examining Perservative Behaviors of a Frontotemporal Dementia Patient and Caregiver Responses: The Benefits of Observing Ordinary Interactions and Reflections on Caregiver Stress Lisa Mikesell Chapter 5: The Interactive Organization of 'Insight': Clinical Interviews with Frontotemporal Dementia Patients Netta Avineri, UCLA Chapter 6: Using Social Deficits in Frontotemporal Dementia to Develop a Neurobiology of Person Reference Andrea W. Mates Chapter 7: The Prefrontal Cortex: Through Maturation, Socialization and Regression Anna Dina L. Joaquin, UCLA Chapter 8: Dispassionate Heuristic Rationality Fails to Sustain Social Relationships Alan Page Fiske, UCLA Chapter 9: Brain, Language, Society: Where Frontotemporal Dementia has Led us John H. Schumann, UCLA
Andrea W. Mates is Researcher at the Neurobiology of Language Research Group, UCLA. Lisa Mikesell is Researcher at the Semel Institute Center for Health Services and Society, UCLA. Michael Sean Smith recently completed his PhD the Department of Applied Linguistics, UCLA.
'Language, Interaction and Frontotemporal Dementia represents a wonderful example of neuroanthropological research, mixing together insights from neurology, linguistics and anthropology to examine a specific problem, and doing ethnographic research that is informed by ideas about how neural functions shape language use, social interactions and this particular type of dementia. I also deeply appreciate the mix of theoretical and applied work.' Daniel Lende, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Public Library of Science Blogs, October 14, 2010