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Cognitive Neurosciences

ISBN-10: 0262072548

ISBN-13: 9780262072540

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Michael S. Gazzaniga

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This edition 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.
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List price: $31.75
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/8/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1399
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 7.282
Language: English

Michael S. Gazzaniga is Professor of Psychology and Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Co-Director of the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, and President of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute.

Preface
Evolution and Development
Introduction
What Is It Like to Be a Human?
Adult Neurogenesis in the Primate Forebrain
Setting the Stage for Cognition: Genesis of the Primate Cerebral Cortex
Neuronal Migration in the Brain
Patterning of the Cerebral Cortex
A New Perspective on the Role of Activity in the Development of Eye-Specific Retinogeniculate Projections
Brain and Behavioral Development During Childhood
Plasticity
Introduction
Long-Term Plasticity of Glutamatergic Synaptic Transmission in the Cerebral Cortex
Neurogenesis in the Adult Mammalian Brain
Stress, Deprivation, and Adult Neurogenesis
Quantitative Analysis of Fetal and Adult Neurogenesis: Regulation of Neuron Number
Stem Cell Plasticity: Overview and Perspective
How Sex and Stress Hormones Regulate the Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Hippocampus
Sensory Systems
Introduction
The Implications of Metabolic Energy Requirements for the Representation of Information in Neurons
Somatosensory Discrimination: Neural Coding and Decision-Making Mechanisms
Auditory Cortex in Primates: Functional Subdivisions and Processing Streams
A New Foundation for the Visual Cortical Hierarchy
Birdsong: Hearing in the Service of Vocal Learning
Olfaction: From Sniff to Percept
Origins of Perception: Retinal Ganglion Cell Diversity and the Creation of Parallel Visual Pathways
Mechanisms of Image Processing in the Visual Cortex
Receptive Fields and Suppressive Fields in the Early Visual System
Characterization of Neural Responses with Stochastic Stimuli
Neuronal Correlates of Visual Attention and Perception
Dynamics of Attentional Modulation in Visual Cerebral Cortex
Acoustic Stimulus Processing and Multimodal Interactions in Primates
Motion Perception and Midlevel Vision
Determining an Auditory Scene
Short-Term Memory for the Rapid Deployment of Visual Attention
Motor Systems
Introduction
Toward a Neurobiology of Coordinate Transformations
Cortical Mechanisms Subserving Object Grasping, Action Understanding, and Imitation
The Representation of Action
Basal Ganglia and Cerebellar Circuits with the Cerebral Cortex
Sensorimotor Transformations in the Posterior Parietal Cortex
Brain Mechanisms of Praxis
Computational Motor Control
The Basal Ganglia and the Control of Action
Motor Learning and Memory for Reaching and Pointing
Attention
Introduction
Psychological Issues in Selective Attention
Orienting and Inhibition of Return
Selective Attention: Electrophysiological and Neuromagnetic Studies
Visual Selective Attention: Insights from Brain Imaging and Neurophysiology
Spatial Neglect and Extinction
Attention and the Frontal Lobes
Attention and Action
Vigilant Attention
Memory
Introduction
Synaptic Growth and the Persistence of Long-Term Memory: A Molecular Perspective
Domain Specificity in Cognitive Systems
An Information Processing Framework for Memory Representation by the Hippocampus
Medial Temporal Lobe Function and Memory
Cognitive Control, Semantic Memory, and Priming: Contributions from Prefrontal Cortex
Retrieval Processes in Human Memory: Electrophysiological and fMRI Evidence
Neural Correlates of Memory's Successes and Sins
Language
Introduction
Prelexical and Lexical Processing in Listening
Cognitive and Neural Substrates of Written Language: Comprehension and Production
The Neural Basis of Syntactic Processes
The Organization of Lexical Knowledge in the Brian: The Grammatical Dimension
The Neural Basis of Reading Acquisition
Biological Foundations of Language Acquisistion: Evidence from Bilingualism
The Evolution of Language
Higher Cognitive Functions
Introduction
Evolutionary and Developmental Foundations of Human Knowledge: A Case Study of Mathematics
From Number Neurons to Mental Arithmetic: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Number Sense
Object Categorization, Expertise, and Neural Plasticity
Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Face and Object Representations in the Human Brain
Associative Memory: Representation, Activation, and Cognitive Control
Top-Down Mechanisms for Working Memory and Attentional Processes
The Brain's Mind's Images: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mental Imagery
The Fractionation of Supervisory Control
Functional MRI in Monkeys: A Bridge Between Human and Animal Brain Research
Emotion and Social Neuroscience
Introduction
Social Neuroscience
The Neural Basis of Fear
The Human Amygdala and Awareness: Interactions Between Emotion and Cognition
Processing of Emotional and Social Information by the Human Amygdala
Stress and Cognition
A General Circuitry Processing Reward/Aversion Information and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric Illness
A Self Less Ordinary: The Medial Prefrontal Cortex and You
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Knowing One's Self
Frontal Lobe Contributions to Executive Control of Cognitive and Social Behavior
Consciousness
Introduction
How Can We Construct a Science of Consciousness?
The Neurology of Impaired Consciousness: Challenges for Cognitive Neuroscience
A Framework for Consciousness
Neural Mechanisms for Access to Consciousness
Perceiving the World and Grasping It: Dissociations Between Conscious and Unconscious Visual Processing
Neural Correlates of Visual Consciousness in Humans
Split Decisions
Authorship Processing
Perspectives and New Directions
Introduction
Neuronal Studies of Decision Making in the Visual-Saccadic System
The Neurophysiology of Decision Making as a Window on Cognition
Cortical Plasticity in the Adult Human Brain
Genes and the Development of Neural Networks Underlying Cognitive Processes
Functional Imaging, Neurophysiology, and the Resting State of the Human Brain
Cognitive Neuroimaging: History, Developments, and Directions
Social Exchange: The Evolutionary Design of a Neurocognitive System
Bioethical Issues in the Cognitive Neurosciences
Contributors
Index