ISBN-10:
0262611104
ISBN-13:
9780262611107
Pub. Date:
02/23/1995
Publisher:
MIT Press
Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

by Richard Andersen, Stephen M. KosslynRichard Andersen

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Overview

Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience is the first book of extensive readings in an exciting new field that is built on the assumption that "the mind is what the brain does," and that seeks to understand how brain function gives rise to mental activities such as perception, memory, and language. The editors, a cognitive scientist and a neuroscientist, have worked together to select contributions that provide the interdisciplinary foundations of this emerging field, putting them into context, both historically and with regard to current issues. Fifty-five articles are grouped in sections that cover attention, vision, auditory and somatosensory systems, memory, and higher cortical functions. They range from Gazzaniga and Bogen's discussion of functional effects of sectioning the cerebral commissure in man and Geschwind's classic study of the organization of language in the brain, published in the 1960s, to contemporary investigations by Schiller and Logothetis on color-opponent and broad-band channels of the primate visual system and by Bekkers and Stevens on presynaptic mechanisms for long-term potentiation in the hippocampus. The editors have provided both a general introduction and introductions to each of the five major sections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262611107
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/23/1995
Series: A Bradford Book
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 730
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Richard Andersen is Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the McDonnell-Pew Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stephen M. Kosslyn is Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Minerva Schools at KGI (the Keck Graduate Institute) and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He is the coauthor of Cognitive Psychology: Mind And Brain and the author of Image and Brain: The Resolution of the Imagery Debate (MIT Press).

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The Quarterly Review of Biology - Howard Eichenbaum

This book is a must for any serious graduate student... The editors' careful organization guides us through the issues inmost of the critical areas of this still emerging field, and in doing so, laysout how and where progress is being made.

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This book is a must for any serious graduate student... The editors' careful organization guides us through the issues inmost of the critical areas of this still emerging field, and in doing so, laysout how and where progress is being made.—Howard Eichenbaum, The Quarterly Review of Biology

From the Publisher

"The editors are distinguished scientists who have selected a sample ofexcellent published articles intended to serve as the foundations for thisexciting field. They have provided clear and persuasive introductions to theentire volume and to each of its five parts."Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Contemporary Psychology

"This book is a must for any serious graduate student... The editors' careful organization guides us through the issues inmost of the critical areas of this still emerging field,and in doing so, laysout how and where progress is being made." —Howard Eichenbaum, TheQuarterly Review of Biology

Contemporary Psychology - Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

The editors are distinguished scientists who have selected a sample ofexcellent published articles intended to serve as the foundations for thisexciting field. They have provided clear and persuasive introductions to theentire volume and to each of its five parts.

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