Methods in Mind

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Overview

The evolution of cognitive neuroscience has been spurred by the development of increasingly sophisticated investigative techniques to study human cognition. In Methods inMind, 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, JohnM. Henderson, Glyn W. Humphreys, Andreas Meyer-Lindenburg, Venkata Mattay, Elisabeth A. Murray, GinaRippon, 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, JeffreyWoodward, Robert H. Wurtz, Eun Young Yoon, Yong Zhao Carl Senior, Tamara Russell and Michael S.

Gazzaniga

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262513432
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Series: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Senior is University Lecturer in Psychology and a member of the Neurosciences ResearchInstitute at Aston University, Birmingham, U.K.

Tamara Russell is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College,London.

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 inCognitive Neuroscience, and President of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute.

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Table of Contents

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
8 Eye movements 171
9 Functional magnetic resonance imaging 193
10 Electroencephalography 237
11 Imaging genetics 263
12 Magnetoencephalography 291
13 The chemistry of cognition 327
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