The Cognitive Neurosciences III / Edition 3

The Cognitive Neurosciences III / Edition 3

by Michael S. Gazzaniga

ISBN-10: 0262072548

ISBN-13: 9780262072540

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

Each edition of this classic reference has proved to be a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The third edition of The
Cognitive Neurosciences
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


Each edition of this classic reference has proved to be a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The third edition of The
Cognitive Neurosciences
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. Every chapter is new and each section has new participants.
Features of the third edition include research that maps biological changes directly to cognitive changes; a new and integrated view of sensory systems and perceptual processes; the presentation of new developments in plasticity; recent research on the cognitive neuroscience of false memory, which reveals the constructive nature of memory retrieval; and new topics in the neuroscientific study of emotion, including the "social brain." The new final section, "Perspectives and New Directions,"
discusses a wide variety of topics that point toward the future of this vibrant and exciting field.

Product Details

MIT Press
Publication date:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
third edition
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IEvolution and Development1
1What Is It Like to Be a Human?5
2Adult Neurogenesis in the Primate Forebrain23
3Setting the Stage for Cognition: Genesis of the Primate Cerebral Cortex33
4Neuronal Migration in the Brain51
5Patterning of the Cerebral Cortex69
6A New Perspective on the Role of Activity in the Development of Eye-Specific Retinogeniculate Projections85
7Brain and Behavioral Development During Childhood93
8Long-Term Plasticity of Glutamatergic Synaptic Transmission in the Cerebral Cortex109
9Neurogenesis in the Adult Mammalian Brain127
10Stress, Deprivation, and Adult Neurogenesis139
11Quantitative Analysis of Fetal and Adult Neurogenesis: Regulation of Neuron Number149
12Stem Cell Plasticity: Overview and Perspective161
13How Sex and Stress Hormones Regulate the Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Hippocampus171
IIISensory Systems183
14The Implications of Metabolic Energy Requirements for the Representation of Information in Neurons187
15Somatosensory Discrimination: Neural Coding and Decision-Making Mechanisms197
16Auditory Cortex in Primates: Functional Subdivisions and Processing Streams215
17A New Foundation for the Visual Cortical Hierarchy233
18Birdsong: Hearing in the Service of Vocal Learning245
19Olfaction: From Sniff to Percept259
20Origins of Perception: Retinal Ganglion Cell Diversity and the Creation of Parallel Visual Pathways281
21Mechanisms of Image Processing in the Visual Cortex303
22Receptive Fields and Suppressive Fields in the Early Visual System313
23Characterization of Neural Responses with Stochastic Stimuli327
24Neuronal Correlates of Visual Attention and Perception339
25Dynamics of Attentional Modulation in Visual Cerebral Cortex351
26Acoustic Stimulus Processing and Multimodal Interactions in Primates359
27Motion Perception and Midlevel Vision369
28Determining an Auditory Scene385
29Short-Term Memory for the Rapid Deployment of Visual Attention397
IVMotor Systems409
30Toward a Neurobiology of Coordinate Transformations413
31Cortical Mechanisms Subserving Object Grasping, Action Understanding, and Imitation427
32The Representation of Action441
33Basal Ganglia and Cerebellar Circuits with the Cerebral Cortex453
34Sensorimotor Transformations in the Posterior Parietal Cortex463
35Brain Mechanisms of Praxis475
36Computational Motor Control485
37The Basal Ganglia and the Control of Action495
38Motor Learning and Memory for Reaching and Pointing511
39Psychological Issues in Selective Attention529
40Orienting and Inhibition of Return545
41Selective Attention: Electrophysiological and Neuromagnetic Studies561
42Visual Selective Attention: Insights from Brain Imaging and Neurophysiology575
43Spatial Neglect and Extinction589
44Attention and the Frontal Lobes607
45Attention and Action619
46Vigilant Attention631
47Synaptic Growth and the Persistence of Long-Term Memory: A Molecular Perspective647
48Domain Specificity in Cognitive Systems665
49An Information Processing Framework for Memory Representation by the Hippocampus679
50Medial Temporal Lobe Function and Memory691
51Cognitive Control, Semantic Memory, and Priming: Contributions from Prefrontal Cortex709
52Retrieval Processes in Human Memory: Electrophysiological and fMRI Evidence727
53Neural Correlates of Memory's Successes and Sins739
54Prelexical and Lexical Processing in Listening759
55Cognitive and Neural Substrates of Written Language: Comprehension and Production775
56The Neural Basis of Syntactic Processes789
57The Organization of Lexical Knowledge in the Brian: The Grammatical Dimension803
58The Neural Basis of Reading Acquisition815
59Biological Foundations of Language Acquisistion: Evidence from Bilingualism825
60The Evolution of Language837
VIIIHigher Cognitive Functions847
61Evolutionary and Developmental Foundations of Human Knowledge: A Case Study of Mathematics853
62From Number Neurons to Mental Arithmetic: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Number Sense865
63Object Categorization, Expertise, and Neural Plasticity877
64Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Face and Object Representations in the Human Brain889
65Associative Memory: Representation, Activation, and Cognitive Control905
66Top-Down Mechanisms for Working Memory and Attentional Processes919
67The Brain's Mind's Images: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mental Imagery931
68The Fractionation of Supervisory Control943
69Functional MRI in Monkeys: A Bridge Between Human and Animal Brain Research957
IXEmotion and Social Neuroscience971
70Social Neuroscience977
71The Neural Basis of Fear987
72The Human Amygdala and Awareness: Interactions Between Emotion and Cognition1005
73Processing of Emotional and Social Information by the Human Amygdala1017
74Stress and Cognition1031
75A General Circuitry Processing Reward/Aversion Information and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric Illness1043
76A Self Less Ordinary: The Medial Prefrontal Cortex and You1067
77The Cognitive Neuroscience of Knowing One's Self1077
78Frontal Lobe Contributions to Executive Control of Cognitive and Social Behavior1091
79How Can We Construct a Science of Consciousness?1111
80The Neurology of Impaired Consciousness: Challenges for Cognitive Neuroscience1121
81A Framework for Consciousness1133
82Neural Mechanisms for Access to Consciousness1145
83Perceiving the World and Grasping It: Dissociations Between Conscious and Unconscious Visual Processing1159
84Neural Correlates of Visual Consciousness in Humans1173
85Split Decisions1189
86Authorship Processing1201
XIPerspectives and New Directions1211
87Neuronal Studies of Decision Making in the Visual-Saccadic System1215
88The Neurophysiology of Decision Making as a Window on Cognition1229
89Cortical Plasticity in the Adult Human Brain1243
90Genes and the Development of Neural Networks Underlying Cognitive Processes1255
91Functional Imaging, Neurophysiology, and the Resting State of the Human Brain1267
92Cognitive Neuroimaging: History, Developments, and Directions1281
93Social Exchange: The Evolutionary Design of a Neurocognitive System1295
94Bioethical Issues in the Cognitive Neurosciences1309

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