Volume 3 of the Handbook surveys the borderlands that lie between neurology and psychiatry. It considers subjects for which no precise tools for measurement exist and no common terminology has been devised. Intelligence, the mind-brain relationship, consciousness, orientation, attention, and the time sense are covered by separate chapters contributed by recognized experts in the field. MacDonald Critchley provides an introductory chapter studded with pithy remarks—one of which, in my opinion, characterizes the difficulties that the entire field has experienced in the past:
It is a wry thought that so many of the classical writers on the topic of highest level cerebral function and dysfunction have shown a singular defect in self-expression. Clarity of diction, which after all is the mirror of clear thinking, is only too often fogged over by the verbiage of the pedant.
At times, this volume suffers from the defect which Dr. Critchley decries. However, the majority