The Cognitive Neurosciences

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Michael S. Gazzaniga
MIT Press, 2004 - Medical - 1385 pages
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Each edition of this classic reference has proved to be a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The third edition of "The Cognitive Neurosciences" continues to chart new directions in the study of the biologic underpinnings of complex cognition -- the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the nervous system and the psychological reality of the mind. Every chapter is new and each section has new participants. Features of the third edition include research that maps biological changes directly to cognitive changes; a new and integrated view of sensory systems and perceptual processes; the presentation of new developments in plasticity; recent research on the cognitive neuroscience of false memory, which reveals the constructive nature of memory retrieval; and new topics in the neuroscientific study of emotion, including the "social brain." The new final section, "Perspectives and New Directions," discusses a wide variety of topics that point toward the future of this vibrant and exciting field.

  

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To say I "read" this book is somewhat untrue—or at least incomplete: I've scanned its more than 1,440 pages and read a fair amount of the chapters here included, but I know I've only scratched the ... Read full review

Contents

What Is It Like to Be a Human? TODD M PREUSS
5
Adult Neurogenesis in the Primate Forebrain DAVID R KORNACK
23
Genesis of the Primate Cerebral Cortex
33
Neuronal Migration in the Brain GUOFA Liu and Yi RAO
51
Patterning of the Cerebral Cortex SONIA GAREL
69
A New Perspective on the Role of Activity in the Development
85
Brain and Behavioral Development During Childhood JEROME KAGAN
93
Introduction IRA B BLACK
107
Introduction Alfonso Caramazza
755
Comprehension
775
The Neural Basis of Syntactic Processes Angela D Friederici
789
The Grammatical
803
Evidence from Bilingualism
825
Introduction Nikos K Logothetis
849
The Cognitive Neuroscience
865
Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Face and Object Representations in
889

Neurogenesis in the Adult Mammalian Brain HENRIETTE VAN PRAAG
127
Regulation of Neuron
149
How Sex and Stress Hormones Regulate the Structural and Functional Plasticity
171
Introduction J ANTHONY MOVSHON and BRIAN WANDELL
185
Functional Subdivisions and Processing Streams
215
A New Foundation for the Visual Cortical Hierarchy JONATHAN C HORTON
233
Hearing in the Service of Vocal Learning ALLISON J DOUPE
245
From Sniff to Percept MOUSTAFA BENSAFI CHRISTINA ZELANO
259
Retinal Ganglion Cell Diversity and the Creation of Parallel
281
Mechanisms of Image Processing in the Visual Cortex
303
Receptive Fields and Suppressive Fields in the Early Visual System
313
Characterization of Neural Responses with Stochastic Stimuli
327
Dynamics of Attentional Modulation in Visual Cerebral Cortex
351
Motion Perception and Midlevel Vision Josh McDermott
369
Determining an Auditory Scene William A Yost
385
Introduction Emilio Bizzi and Scott T Grafton
411
Cortical Mechanisms Subserving Object Grasping Action Understanding
427
The Representation of Action Scott T Grafton and Richard B Ivry
441
Sensorimotor Transformations in the Posterior Parietal Cortex
463
Computational Motor Control Daniel M Wolpert and Zoubin Ghahramani
485
Motor Learning and Memory for Reaching and Pointing Reza Shadmehr
511
Introduction Anne Treisman
527
Orienting and Inhibition of Return Raymond Klein
545
Electrophysiological and Neuromagnetic Studies
561
Insights from Brain Imaging and Neurophysiology
575
Spatial Neglect and Extinction Jon Driver Patrik Vuilleumier
589
Attention and the Frontal Lobes Glyn W Humphreys and Dana Samson
607
Vigilant Attention Ian H Robertson and Hugh Caravan
631
A Molecular
647
Domain Specificity in Cognitive Systems Lila Davachi
665
An Information Processing Framework for Memory Representation by
679
Contributions from Prefrontal
709
Electrophysiological and fMRI Evidence
727
Neural Correlates of Memorys Successes and Sins Randy L Buckner
739
Representation Activation and Cognitive Control
905
TopDown Mechanisms for Working Memory and Attentional Processes
919
The Cognitive Neuroscience
931
The Fractionation of Supervisory Control Tim Shallice
943
A Bridge Between Human and Animal Brain
957
Introduction Todd F Heatherton Elizabeth A Phelps
973
The Neural Basis of Fear Glen E Schafe and Joseph E LeDoux
987
Interactions Between Emotion
1005
Processing of Emotional and Social Information by the Human Amygdala
1017
Stress and Cognition Robert M Sapolsky
1031
A General Circuitry Processing RewardAversion Information and Its Implications
1043
The Medial Prefrontal Cortex and
1067
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Knowing Ones Self Stanley B Klein
1077
Frontal Lobe Contributions to Executive Control of Cognitive and Social Behavior
1091
Introduction Christof Koch
1107
Challenges for Cognitive Neuroscience
1121
A Framework for Consciousness FRANCIS C CRICK and CHRISTOF KOCH
1133
Neural Mechanisms for Access to Consciousness STANISLAS DEHAENE
1145
Dissociations Between Conscious
1159
Neural Correlates of Visual Consciousness in Humans GERAINT REES
1173
Split Decisions GEORGE WOLFORD MICHAEL B MILLER
1189
Authorship Processing DANIEL M WEGNER and BETSY SPARROW
1201
Introduction MICHAEL S GAZZANIGA
1213
The Neurophysiology of Decision Making as a Window on Cognition
1229
Cortical Plasticity in the Adult Human Brain MEGAN S STEVEN
1243
Genes and the Development of Neural Networks Underlying Cognitive Processes
1255
Functional Imaging Neurophysiology and the Resting State of the Human Brain
1267
History Developments and Directions
1281
The Evolutionary Design of a Neurocognitive System
1295
Bioethical Issues in the Cognitive Neurosciences MARTHA J FARAH
1309
Contributors
1321
Index
1327
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Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the premiere doctors of neuroscience, was born on December 12, 1939 in Los Angeles. Educated at Dartmouth College and California Institute of Technology, he has been on the faculty of the Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis. His early research examined the subject of epileptics who had undergone surgery to control seizures. He has also studied Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients and reveals important findings in books such as Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind. While many of his writings are technical, he also educates and stimulates readers with discussions about the fascinating and mysterious workings of the brain. Books such as The Social Brain and The Mind's Past bring forth new information and theories regarding how the brain functions, interacts, and responds with the body and the environment.

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