Arthur L. Benton

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 
vision, visuoconstruction, tactile, aphasia, neuropsychology
"Arthur Benton"

Arthur Lester Benton, Ph.D., (October 16, 1909 - December 27, 2006) was a neuropsychologist and Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Psychology at the University of Iowa. He received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1931, his A.M. from Oberlin College in 1933 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1935. He established a Neuropsychology Laboratory in the Neurology Department at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1958; the lab remains and now bears his name. He was the author of numerous books and the creator of a number of neuropsychological testing instruments. (American Psychologist, 1979, p.59)

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Raymond H. Stetson grad student University of Iowa
Carney Landis grad student 1935 Columbia (Neurotree)
Joseph Zubin grad student 1935 Columbia (Neurotree)


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Ennio De Renzi grad student University of Modena (Neurotree)
Kerry deS Hamsher grad student University of Iowa College of Medicine (Neurotree)
Julia Hannay grad student University of Iowa (Neurotree)
Harvey S. Levin grad student University of Iowa (Neurotree)
Frank J. Spellacy grad student University of Iowa (Neurotree)
Luigi Vignolo grad student University of Brescia Medical School
Albert Bandura grad student 1952 Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University (Neurotree)
William F. Brewer grad student 1967 UIUC (Neurotree)
Karen Elizabeth Wills grad student 1978-1983 University of Iowa (Neurotree)
Paul J. Eslinger post-doc Penn State College of Medicine (Neurotree)
Otfried Spreen post-doc University of Iowa
Manfred  J. Meier research scientist UMN (Neurotree)
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Eslinger PJ, Flaherty-Craig CV, Benton AL. (2004) Developmental outcomes after early prefrontal cortex damage. Brain and Cognition. 55: 84-103
Coman E, Moses JA, Kraemer HC, et al. (2002) Interactive influences on BVRT performance level: geriatric considerations. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology : the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists. 17: 595-610
Ng VW, Eslinger PJ, Williams SC, et al. (2000) Hemispheric preference in visuospatial processing: a complementary approach with fMRI and lesion studies. Human Brain Mapping. 10: 80-6
Coman E, Moses JA, Kraemer HC, et al. (1999) Geriatric performance on the Benton Visual Retention Test: demographic and diagnostic considerations. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 13: 66-77
Hamsher K, Capruso DX, Benton A. (1992) Visuospatial judgment and right hemisphere disease. Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior. 28: 493-5
Lee GP, Sasanuma S, Hamsher K, et al. (1991) Constructional praxis performance of Japanese and American, normal and brain-damaged patients. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology : the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists. 6: 15-25
Levin HS, Eisenberg HM, Benton AL, et al. (1990) Mild Head Injury Critical Care Medicine. 18: 1500
Gur RC, Saykin AJ, Benton A, et al. (1990) “behavioral imaging”—III. Interexpert agreement and reliability of weightings Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology. 3: 113-124
Eslinger PJ, Damasio AR, Benton AL, et al. (1985) Neuropsychologic detection of abnormal mental decline in older persons. Jama. 253: 670-4
Eslinger PJ, Benton AL. (1983) Visuoperceptual performances in aging and dementia: clinical and theoretical implications. Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology. 5: 213-20
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