Findings and Current Opinion in Cognitive Neuroscience

Overview

Cognitive neuroscience has undergone explosive growth in the past ten years. New brain-imaging technologies have allowed researchers to address questions that until recently remained in the realm of mere speculation. Moreover, better computers and new theories have led to more detailed models of neural function. These developments have made it possible to link perception, attention, memory, and other aspects of cognition to neurobiology.Because researchers come to cognitive neuroscience from a variety of fields, ...

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Overview

Cognitive neuroscience has undergone explosive growth in the past ten years. New brain-imaging technologies have allowed researchers to address questions that until recently remained in the realm of mere speculation. Moreover, better computers and new theories have led to more detailed models of neural function. These developments have made it possible to link perception, attention, memory, and other aspects of cognition to neurobiology.Because researchers come to cognitive neuroscience from a variety of fields, researchers and students alike find it difficult to ascertain the core literature. This volume, which contains forty-six review articles from recent issues of Current Opinion in Neurobiology, provides easy access to the current state of theory and findings in the field. The book is organized into five sections: Perception and
Attention, Neuronal Plasticity and Memory, Cognition, The Organization of Action, and Development and Structure. The articles contain bibliographies to enable the reader to pursue individual topics in greater depth.

The MIT Press

Incl. neuronal plasticity/memory, cognition, perception/attention.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262692045
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 2/6/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 389
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I Perception and Attention
1 'What' and 'where' in the human brain 3
2 The processing and encoding of information in the visual cortex 13
3 Blindsight revisited 19
4 Brain representation of object-centered space 25
5 The binding problem 31
6 Cognitive and neural mechanisms of visual search 39
7 Selective attention in humans: normality and pathology 45
8 Perceptual learning: learning to see 53
9 Plasticity in visual perception and physiology 59
II Neuronal Plasticity and Memory
10 Stimulus recognition 67
11 Retrograde amnesia and memory consolidation: a neurobiological perspective 75
12 Modulation of memory storage 85
13 Neurobiology of skill and habit learning 91
14 Varieties of priming 99
15 Is the rodent hippocampus just for 'place'? 105
16 Memory in food-storing birds: from behaviour to brain 115
17 Synaptic plasticity: hippocampal LTP 121
18 CREB and the formation of long-term memory 133
III Cognition
19 Frontal lobes and behaviour 141
20 Temperament and personality 147
21 Sex, sexual orientation and sex hormones influence human cognitive function 155
22 Perception and awareness after brain damage 161
23 Towards the neuronal correlate of visual awareness 165
24 Stress and cognitive function 173
25 Noise, neural codes and cortical organization 185
26 Speech and other central auditory processes: insights from cognitive neuroscience 197
27 Transgenic approaches to cognition 205
28 Huntington's disease: translating a CAG repeat into a pathogenic mechanism 213
29 Transgenic models of neurodegenerative diseases 219
IV The Organization of Action
30 Psychophysical approaches to motor control 231
31 Distributed motor processing in cerebral cortex 239
32 Functions and structures of the motor cortices in humans 247
33 New concepts of the supplementary motor area 257
34 Parietal control of hand action 263
35 Role of the cerebellum in movement control and adaptation 273
36 The representation of temporal information in perception and motor control 281
37 Building action repertoires: memory and learning functions of the basal ganglia 289
38 Mental motor imagery: a window into the representational stages of action 299
V Development and Structure
39 Development, critical period plasticity, and adult reorganizations of mammalian somatosensory systems 307
40 Neurotrophins and activity-dependent development of the neocortex 317
41 Development of layers, maps and modules 325
42 Plasticity of adult sensorimotor representations 333
43 Integrating human brain maps 339
44 Brain and cognitive development in infancy 345
45 Learning and representation in speech and language 353
46 Cross-linguistic approaches to speech processing 365
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