Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind / Edition 1

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind / Edition 1

by Michael S. Gazzaniga, George Mangun, Richard Ivry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393972194

ISBN-13: 9780393972191

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Written by leading researchers in the field, Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind shows how the complex processes of the mind--language, memory, attention, feelings--are enabled by the underlying biology of the brain. Relying on patient studies and case histories rather than lab experiments on animals, the authors explore the underlying neurological…  See more details below

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Written by leading researchers in the field, Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind shows how the complex processes of the mind--language, memory, attention, feelings--are enabled by the underlying biology of the brain. Relying on patient studies and case histories rather than lab experiments on animals, the authors explore the underlying neurological chemistry behind critical human diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and suggests various treatments. A series of interviews with other researchers bring the science to life as they discuss their pathbreaking discoveries and speculate about new frontiers for the discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393972191
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Cognitive Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.07(d)

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Table of Contents

Boxes
Preface
A Brief History of Cognitive Neuroscience1
The Substrates of Cognition23
The Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience69
Perception and Encoding121
Higher Perceptual Functions163
Attention and Selective Perception207
Executive Functions and Frontal Lobes423
Development and Plasticity465
Evolutionary Perspectives495
The Problem of Consciousness527
ReferencesA-1
CreditsA-13
IndexI-1

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