The whole text is rounded off by a brief summary of the current state of the art and a view of future directions. The potential for brain plasticity, particularly after damage, is a recurrent theme, but there is little discussion of the need for a multidisciplinary approach, including appropriate psychopharmacology, to these problems. Of course, psychopharmacology is not a theme of the book, and it is no criticism that alternatives take very much a backseat here. There is also hardly a mention of the other potential ways of altering CNS function and plasticity on the horizon, which, when combined with neuropsychological interventions, may prove to enhance their potential. In particular, the technique of transcranial magnetic stimulation would be considered in this context.