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Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience

Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience

Bradley R. Postle

ISBN: 978-1-118-46806-7

Feb 2015

608 pages

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$104.95

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Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience guides undergraduate and early-stage graduate students with no previous neuroscientific background through the fundamental principles and themes in a concise, organized, and engaging manner.
  • Provides students with the foundation to understand primary literature, recognize current controversies in the field, and engage in discussions on cognitive neuroscience and its future
  • Introduces important experimental methods and techniques integrated throughout the text
  • Assists student comprehension through four-color images and thorough pedagogical resources throughout the text
  • Accompanied by a robust website with multiple choice questions, experiment vidoes, fMRI data, web links and video narratives from a global group of leading scientists for students. For Instructors there are sample syllabi and exam questions

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Preface xvi

Acknowledgments xix

Methodology Boxes xxi

Walkthrough of Pedagogical Features xxii

Companion Website xxiv

SECTION I: THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF THINKING 1

1 Introduction and History 4

2 The Brain 22

SECTION II: SENSATION, PERCEPTION, ATTENTION, AND ACTION 51

3 Sensation and Perception of Visual Signals 54

4 Audition and Somatosensation 85

5 The Visual System 120

6 Spatial Cognition and Attention 153

7 Skeletomotor Control 196

8 Oculomotor Control and the Control of Attention 229

SECTION III: MENTAL REPRESENTATION 259

9 Visual Object Recognition and Knowledge 262

10 Neural Bases of Memory 286

11 Declarative Long?]Term Memory 312

12 Semantic Long?]Term Memory 336

13 Short?]Term and Working Memory 360

SECTION IV: HIGH-LEVEL COGNITION 395

14 Cognitive Control 397

15 Decision Making 422

16 Social Behavior 449

17 Emotion 476

18 Language 502

19 Consciousness 531

Glossary 562

Index 571