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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice - R.A. Drake
This may be the most important reference book in cognitive neuroscience for the next decade.
The Times Higher Education Supplement - Chris Frith
This very good and important book confirms the arrival of a major new scientific discipline: cognitive neuroscience.
British Medical Journal - Sean Spence
...a benchmark for what is to come.
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Praise for earlier editions

"This may be the most important reference book in cognitive neuroscience for the next decade." R.A. Drake Choice

"This very good and important book confirms the arrival of a major new scientific discipline: cognitive neuroscience." Chris Frith The Times Higher EducationSupplement

The Times Higher Education Supplement - Richard Cooper
Praise for earlier editions: A hugely impressive volume... a breathtaking achievement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262072540
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1399
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.25 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

I Evolution and development 1
Introduction 3
1 What is it like to be a human? 5
2 Adult neurogenesis in the primate forebrain 23
3 Setting the stage for cognition : genesis of the primate cerebral cortex 33
4 Neuronal migration in the brain 51
5 Patterning of the cerebral cortex 69
6 A new perspective on the role of activity in the development of eye-specific retinogeniculate projections 85
7 Brain and behavioral development during childhood 93
II Plasticity 105
Introduction 107
8 Long-term plasticity of glutamatergic synaptic transmission in the cerebral cortex 109
9 Neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain 127
10 Stress, deprivation, and adult neurogenesis 139
11 Quantitative analysis of fetal and adult neurogenesis : regulation of neuron number 149
12 Stem cell plasticity : overview and perspective 161
13 How sex and stress hormones regulate the structural and functional plasticity of the hippocampus 171
III Sensory systems 183
Introduction 185
14 The implications of metabolic energy requirements for the representation of information in neurons 187
15 Somatosensory discrimination : neural coding and decision-making mechanisms 197
16 Auditory cortex in primates : functional subdivisions and processing streams 215
17 A new foundation for the visual cortical hierarchy 233
18 Birdsong : hearing in the service of vocal learning 245
19 Olfaction : from sniff to percept 259
20 Origins of perception : retinal ganglion cell diversity and the creation of parallel visual pathways 281
21 Mechanisms of image processing in the visual cortex 303
22 Receptive fields and suppressive fields in the early visual system 313
23 Characterization of neural responses with stochastic stimuli 327
24 Neuronal correlates of visual attention and perception 339
25 Dynamics of attentional modulation in visual cerebral cortex 351
26 Acoustic stimulus processing and multimodal interactions in primates 359
27 Motion perception and midlevel vision 369
28 Determining an auditory scene 385
29 Short-term memory for the rapid deployment of visual attention 397
IV Motor systems 409
Introduction 411
30 Toward a neurobiology of coordinate transformations 413
31 Cortical mechanisms subserving object grasping, action understanding, and imitation 427
32 The representation of action 441
33 Basal ganglia and cerebellar circuits with the cerebral cortex 453
34 Sensorimotor transformations in the posterior parietal cortex 463
35 Brain mechanisms of praxis 475
36 Computational motor control 485
37 The basal ganglia and the control of action 495
38 Motor learning and memory for reaching and pointing 511
V Attention 525
Introduction 527
39 Psychological issues in selective attention 529
40 Orienting and inhibition of return 545
41 Selective attention : electrophysiological and neuromagnetic studies 561
42 Visual selective attention : insights from brain imaging and neurophysiology 575
43 Spatial neglect and extinction 589
44 Attention and the frontal lobes 607
45 Attention and action 619
46 Vigilant attention 631
VI Memory 641
Introduction 643
47 Synaptic growth and the persistence of long-term memory : a molecular perspective 647
48 Domain specificity in cognitive systems 665
49 An information processing framework for memory representation by the hippocampus 679
50 Medial temporal lobe function and memory 691
51 Cognitive control, semantic memory, and priming : contributions from prefrontal cortex 709
52 Retrieval processes in human memory : electrophysiological and fMRI evidence 727
53 Neural correlates of memory's successes and sins 739
VII Language 753
Introduction 755
54 Prelexical and lexical processing in listening 759
55 Cognitive and neural substrates of written language : comprehension and production 775
56 The neural basis of syntactic processes 789
57 The organization of lexical knowledge in the brain : the grammatical dimension 803
58 The neural basis of reading acquisition 815
59 Biological foundations of language acquisition : evidence from bilingualism 825
60 The evolution of language 837
VIII Higher cognitive functions 847
Introduction 849
61 Evolutionary and developmental foundations of human knowledge : a case study of mathematics 853
62 From number neurons to mental arithmetic : the cognitive neuroscience of number sense 865
63 Object categorization, expertise, and neural plasticity 877
64 Spatial and temporal distribution of face and object representations in the human brain 889
65 Associative memory : representation, activation, and cognitive control 905
66 Top-down mechanisms for working memory and attentional processes 919
67 The brain's mind's images : the cognitive neuroscience of mental imagery 931
68 The fractionation of supervisory control 943
69 Functional MRI in monkeys : a bridge between human and animal brain research 957
IX Emotion and social neuroscience 971
Introduction 973
70 Social neuroscience 977
71 The neural basis of fear 987
72 The human amygdala and awareness : interactions between emotion and cognition 1005
73 Processing of emotional and social information by the human amygdala 1017
74 Stress and cognition 1031
75 A general circuitry-processing reward/aversion information and its implications for neuropsychiatric illness 1043
76 A self less ordinary : the medial prefrontal cortex and you 1067
77 The cognitive neuroscience of knowing one's self 1077
78 Frontal lobe contributions to executive control of cognitive and social behavior 1091
X Consciousness 1105
Introduction 1107
79 How can we construct a science of consciousness? 1111
80 The neurology of impaired consciousness : challenges for cognitive neuroscience 1121
81 A framework for consciousness 1133
82 Neural mechanisms for access to consciousness 1145
83 Perceiving the world and grasping it: dissociations between conscious and unconscious visual processing 1159
84 Neural correlates of visual consciousness in humans 1173
85 Split decisions 1189
86 Authorship processing 1201
XI Perspectives and new directions 1211
Introduction 1213
87 Neuronal studies of decision making in the visual-saccadic system 1215
88 The neurophysiology of decision making as a window on cognition 1229
89 Cortical plasticity in the adult human brain 1243
90 Genes and the development of neural networks underlying cognitive processes 1255
91 Functional imaging, neurophysiology, and the resting state of the human brain 1267
92 Cognitive neuroimaging : history, developments, and directions 1281
93 Social exchange : the evolutionary design of a neurocognitive system 1295
94 Bioethical issues in the cognitive neurosciences 1309
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