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New Cognitive Neurosciences

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ISBN-10: 0262071959

ISBN-13: 9780262071956

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Michael S. Gazzaniga

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This text shows the many advances in the field of cognitive neurosciences. From the molecular level up to that of human consciousness, the contributions cover one of the most fascinating areas of science.
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List price: $150.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/26/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1433
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 7.898
Language: English

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.

Preface
Development
Introduction
Setting the Stage for Cognition: Genesis of the Primate Cerebral Cortex
Molecular Determinants of Regionalization of the Forebrain and Cerebral Cortex
A Comparative Perspective on the Formation of Retinal Connections in the Mammalian Brain
Formation, Elimination, and Stabilization of Synapses in the Primate Cerebral Cortex
Merging Sensory Signals in the Brain: The Development of Multisensory Integration in the Superior Colliculus
Visual Development: Psychophysics, Neural Substrates, and Causal Stories
Specificity and Plasticity in Neurocognitive Development in Humans
Language, Mind, and Brain: Experience Alters Perception
Plasticity
Introduction
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Learning-Related Long-Lasting Synaptic Plasticity
Memory Consolidation and Long-Term Potentiation
Trophic Interactions and Neuronal Plasticity
Stress, Sex, and the Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Hippocampus
Activity and the Development of the Visual Cortex: New Perspectives
Development of Neural Maps: Molecular Mechanisms
The Reorganization of Sensory and Motor Maps after Injury in Adult Mammals
Cerebral Cortical Plasticity: Perception and Skill Acquisition
Sensory Systems
Introduction
Dynamics of Responses in Visual Cortex
Binocular Neurons and the Perception of Depth
Contextual Modulation in Primary Visual Cortex and Scene Perception
Computational Neuroimaging: Color Representations and Processing
A New Role for Cortical Area MT: The Perception of Stereoscopic Depth
Effects of Attention on Neuronal Response Properties in Visual Cerebral Cortex
Response Synchronization: A Universal Coding Strategy for the Definition of Relations
Lightness Perception and Lightness Illusions
High-Level Vision as Statistical Inference
Perception and Action in the Human Visual System
Visual Associative Long-Term Memory: Encoding and Retrieval in Inferotemporal Cortex of the Primate
Physiological Studies of Face Processing in Humans
Physiological Basis of Timbre Perception
Cortical Representations of Auditory Space
Sensory Convergence in Neural Function and Development
The Song System: Neural Circuits Essential throughout Life for Vocal Behavior and Plasticity
A Computational Model of Avian Song Learning
Motor Systems
Introduction
Toward a Neurobiology of Coordinate Transformations
Spatial Representations and Internal Models of Limb Dynamics in Motor Learning
Programming to Look and Reach in the Posterior Parietal Cortex
Neural Mechanisms of Motor Cognitive Processes: Functional MRI and Neurophysiological Studies
Cortical Mechanisms Subserving Object Grasping and Action Recognition: A New View on the Cortical Motor Functions
Neural Mechanisms for Learning of Sequential Procedures
The Superior Colliculus and the Cognitive Control of Movement
The Neural Correlates of Place and Direction
Computational Motor Control
Attention
Introduction
Attention in Cognitive Neuroscience: An Overview
Disorders of Visual Attention
Spatial Reference Frames and Hemispatial Neglect
Cortical Mechanisms of Visuospatial Attention in the Primate Brain
The Operation of Selective Attention at Multiple Stages of Processing: Evidence from Human and Monkey Electrophysiology
The Temporal Dynamics and Functional Architecture of Attentional Processes in Human Extrastriate Cortex
Networks of Attention
Memory
Introduction
Domain Specificity in Cognitive Systems
Learning and Memory in the Inferior Temporal Cortex of the Macaque
Memory for Objects in Nonhuman Primates
The Medial Temporal Lobe, the Hippocampus, and the Memory Systems of the Brain
The Anatomical Bases of Memory
Psychopharmacological Approaches to Human Memory
Memory Retrieval: An Electrophysiological Perspective
Neuroimaging of Memory
Memory without Remembering and Remembering without Memory: Implicit and False Memories
Language
Introduction
The Neural Correlates of Language Production
The Study of Prelexical and Lexical Processes in Comprehension: Psycholinguistics and Functional Neuroimaging
Postlexical Integration Processes in Language Comprehension: Evidence from Brain-Imaging Research
Acquisition of Languages: Infant and Adult Data
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Acquisition
Computational Modeling of Language Disorders
The Neural Architecture of Language Disorders
Higher Cognitive Functions
Introduction
The Neural Bases of Mental Imagery
Shared Mechanisms in Visual Imagery and Visual Perception: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience
Cerebral Bases of Number Processing and Calculation
Cerebellar Contributions to Cognition and Imagery
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Categorization
Category Specificity and the Brain: The Sensory/Motor Model of Semantic Representations of Objects
The Organization of Conceptual Knowledge in the Brain
Decision Making and the Somatic Marker Hypothesis
Emotion
Introduction
How Danger Is Encoded: Toward a Systems, Cellular, and Computational Understanding of Cognitive-Emotional Interactions in Fear
Modulation of Memory Storage by Stress Hormones and the Amygdaloid Complex
Neurophysiological Basis of Emotion in Primates: Neuronal Responses in the Monkey Amygdala and Anterior Cingulate Cortex
Emotional Processing in the Human Brain Revealed through Functional Neuroimaging
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Emotion, Conditioning, and Memory
The Neuroscience of Affective Style
Evolution
Introduction
Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization of Mind and Brain
The Replacement of General-Purpose Learning Models with Adaptively Specialized Learning Modules
Social Control of Brains: From Behavior to Genes
What Sex Differences in Spatial Ability Tell Us about the Evolution of Cognition
What's Human about the Human Brain?
"Theory of Mind" as a Mechanism of Selective Attention
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Autism: Evolutionary Approaches
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Social Reasoning
Consciousness
Introduction
The Nature and Function of Consciousness: Lessons from Blindsight
Some Thoughts on Consciousness and Neuroscience
Conscious vs. Unconscious Perception
The Neural Correlates of Consciousness: An Analysis of Cognitive Skill Learning
Prefrontal Cortex, Time, and Consciousness
Consciousness: Its Vicissitudes in Waking and Sleep
Consciousness, Introspection, and the Split-Brain: The Two Minds/One Body Problem
Contributors
Index