The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga
Patricia Ann Reuter-Lorenz
MIT Press, 2010 - Medical - 240 pages
These essays on a range of topics in the cognitive neurosciences report on theprogress in the field over the twenty years of its existence and reflect the many groundbreakingscientific contributions and enduring influence of Michael Gazzaniga, "the godfather of cognitiveneuroscience" -- founder of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, founding editor of theJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and editor of the major reference work, The Cognitive Neurosciences, now in its fourth edition (MIT Press, 2009). Theessays, grouped into four sections named after four of Gazzaniga's books, combine science and memoirin varying proportions, and offer an authoritative survey of research in cognitive neuroscience."The Bisected Brain" examines hemispheric topics pioneered by Gazzaniga at the start of his career;"The Integrated Mind" explores the theme of integration by domination; the wide-ranging essays in"The Social Brain" address subjects from genes to neurons to social conversations and networks; thetopics explored in "Mind Matters" include evolutionary biology, methodology, andethics.
Contributors: Kathleen Baynes, Giovanni Berlucchi, Leo M. Chalupa, MarkD'Esposito, Margaret G. Funnell, Mitchell Glickstein, Scott A. Guerin, Todd F. Heatherton, Steven A.Hillyard, William Hirst, Alan Kingstone, Stephen M. Kosslyn, Marta Kutas, Elisabetta Lądavas, JosephLedoux, George R. Mangun, Michael B. Miller, Elizabeth A. Phelps, Steven Pinker, Michael I. Posner,Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Mary K. Rothbart, Andrea Serino, Brad E. Sheese