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Cognitive Neuroscience: A Reader

ISBN: 978-0-631-21660-5
540 pages
January 1991, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cognitive Neuroscience: A Reader provides the first definitive collection of readings in this burgeoning area of study.
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Table of Contents



Part I: History and Methods of CNS:.

1. The Birth of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute: M. S. Gazzaniga.

2. Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience: P. S. Churchland and T. J. Sejnowski.

3. Electrical and Magnetic Brain Recordings: S. A. Hillyard.

4. Behind the Scenes of Functional Brain Imaging: M. E. Raichle.

Part II: Perception:.

5. Exploration of the Primary Visual Cortex: D. H. Hubel.

6. The Parietal System and Some Higher Brain Functions: Vernon B. Mountcastle.

7. The Visual Pathways Mediating Perception and Prehension: M. A. Goodale, L. S. Jakobson and P. Servos.

8. Neural Mechanisms for Forming a Perceptual Decision: C. D. Salzman and W. T. Newsome.

9. James J. Gibson - An appreciation: K. Nakayama.

Part III: Attention:.

10. Attentional networks: M. I. Posner and S. Dehaene.

11. Attentional Resolution and the Locus of Visual Awareness: S. He, P. Cavanagh and J. Intriligator.

12. Information-Processing of Visual-Stimuli in an Extinguished Field: B. T. Volpe, J. E. Ledoux and M. S. Gazzaniga.

13. Negative Priming Between Pictures and Words in a Selective Attention Task - Evidence for Semantic Processing of Ignored Stimuli: S. P. Tipper and J. Driver.

Part IV: Imagery:.

14. Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects: R. N. Shepard, and J. Metzler.

15. Unilateral Neglect of Representational Space: E. Bisiach, & C. Luzzatti,.

16. Topographical Representations of Mental Images in Primary Visual Cortex: S. M. Kosslyn, W. L. Thompson, I. J. Kim & N. M. Alpert.

Part V: Plasticity and Development:.

17. The Effect of Crossing Nerves to Antagonistic Muscles in the Hind Limb of the Rat: R. W. Sperry.

18. Spatial Integration and Cortical Dynamics: C. D. Gilbert, A. Das, M. Ito, M. Kapadia and G. Westheimer.

19. Cortical Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Mark H. Johnson.

Part VI: Memory:.

20. Loss of Recent Memory after Bilateral Hipposcampal Lesions: W. B. Scoville and B. Milner.

21. Episodic Memory, Semantic Memory, and Amnesia: L. R. Squire and S. M. Zola.

22. Working Memory - The Interface Between Memory and Cognition: A. Baddeley.

23. Understanding Implicit Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach: D. L. Schacter.

Part VII: Action and Executive Function:.

24. Cognitive Neurophysiology of the Motor Cortex: A. P. Georgopoulos, Masato Taira, Alexander Lukashin.

25. Vision for the Control of Movement: R. H. Wurtz.

26. Combining Versus Gating Motor Programs: Differential Roles for Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia?: W. T. Thach, J. W. Mink, H. P. Goodkin, & J. G. Keating.

27. Attention to Action: Willed and Automatic Control of Behavior: D. A. Norman and T. Shallice.

28. Architecture of the Prefrontal Cortex and the Central Executive: P. S. Goldman-Rakic.

Part VIII: Language:.

29. Category-Specific Naming Deficit Following Cerebral Infarction: J. Hart, R. S. Berndt, and A. Caramazza.

30. Right-Hemisphere Language Following Brain Bisection - A 20-Year Perspective: M. S. Gazzaniga.

31. Current Thinking on Language Structures: Marta Kutas.

Part IX: Evolution:.

32. Why Does the Brain Have So Many Visual Areas?: J. H. Kaas.

33. Antibodies and Learning: Selection versus Instruction: Jerne, Niels and Kaj.

34. The Argument From Animals to Humans in Cognitive Neuroscience: T. M. Preuss.


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Author Information

Michael S. Gazzaniga founded and presides over the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute and is currently the David T. McGalughlin Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College. He has written and edited many books in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience, his research focussing on split-brain patients.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • The first definitive collection of readings in cognitive neuroscience
  • Edited by one of the leading researchers in the field
  • Introductions and contextualisations provide a context for each section's papers.
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"This book will enjoy a wide readership." Robert R. Rafal, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, University of Wales, Bangor

"An excellent set of readings." Professor Tim Shallice, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London

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