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The evolution of cognitive neuroscience has been spurred by the development of increasingly sophisticated investigative techniques to study human cognition. In Methods in
Mind, experts examine the wide variety of tools available to cognitive neuroscientists,
paying particular attention to the ways in which different methods can be integrated to strengthen empirical findings and how innovative uses for established techniques can be developed. The book will be a uniquely valuable resource for the researcher seeking to expand his or her repertoire of investigative techniques.
Each chapter explores a different approach. These include transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive neuropsychiatry, lesion studies in nonhuman primates, computational modeling, psychophysiology, single neurons and primate behavior, grid computing, eye movements, fMRI, electroencephalography, imaging genetics, magnetoencephalography,
neuropharmacology, and neuroendocrinology. As mandated, authors focus on convergence and innovation in their fields; chapters highlight such cross-method innovations as the use of the fMRI signal to constrain magnetoencephalography, the use of electroencephalography (EEG) to guide rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation at a specific frequency, and the successful integration of neuroimaging and genetic analysis. Computational approaches depend on increased computing power, and one chapter describes the use of distributed or grid computing to analyze massive datasets in cyberspace. Each chapter author is a leading authority in the technique discussed.
Contributors: Peyman Adjamian, Peter A. Bandettini, Mark Baxter,
Anthony S. David, James Dobson, Ian Foster, Michael Gazzaniga, Dietmar G. Heinke, Stephen Hall, John
M. Henderson, Glyn W. Humphreys, Andreas Meyer-Lindenburg, Venkata Mattay, Elisabeth A. Murray, Gina
Rippon, Tamara Russell, Carl Senior, Philip Shaw, Krish D. Singh, Marc A. Sommer, Lauren Stewart,
John D. Van Horn, Jens Voeckler, Vincent Walsh, Daniel R. Weinberger, Michael Wilde, Jeffrey
Woodward, Robert H. Wurtz, Eun Young Yoon, Yong Zhao Carl Senior, Tamara Russell and Michael S.
The MIT Press
|Preface : cognitive neuroscience : the evolution of a discipline|
|1||Transcranial magnetic stimulation in human cognition||1|
|2||The cognitive neuropsychiatric approach||27|
|3||Cognitive neuroscience and nonhuman primates : lesion studies||43|
|4||Cognitive neuropsychology and computational modeling : the contribution of computational neuroscience to understanding the mind||71|
|5||Skin conductance : a psychophysiological approach to the study of decision making||103|
|6||Single neurons and primate behavior||123|
|7||Grid computing and the future of neuroscience computation||141|
|9||Functional magnetic resonance imaging||193|
|13||The chemistry of cognition||327|