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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience, Two Volume Set

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Cognitive neuroscience has grown into a rich and complex discipline, some 35 years after the term was coined. Given the great expanse of the field, an inclusive and authoritative resource such as this handbook is needed for examining the current state-of-the-science in cognitive neuroscience.

Spread across two volumes, the 59 chapters included in this handbook systemically survey all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, spanning perception, attention, memory, language, emotion, self and social cognition, higher cognitive functions, and clinical applications. Additional chapters cover topics ranging from the use of top-down cognitive processes in visual perception to the representation and recognition of objects and spatial relations; attention and its relationship to action as well as visual motor control; language and related core abilities including semantics, speech perception and production, the distinction between linguistic competence and performance, and the capacity for written language. Special coverage is also given to chapters describing the psychopharmacology of cognition, the theory of mind, the neuroscience underlying the regulation of emotion, and neuropsychological and neuroimaging evidence that supports the special status of self-knowledge in memory.

This handbook provides a comprehensive compendium of research on cognitive neuroscience that will be widely accessible to students, researchers, and professionals working in this exciting and growing field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195381597
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1184
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 2.80(d)

About the Author

Kevin N. Ochsner, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, and Director of Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Columbia University.

Stephen M. Kosslyn, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. He was formerly chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and the John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James at Harvard University.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we now?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn

Part One: Perception

2. Representation of Objects
Kalanit Grill-Spector

3. Representation of Spatial Relations
Bruno Laeng

4. Top-down Effects in Visual Perception
Moshe Bar and Andreja Bubic

5. Neural Underpinning of Object Mental Imagery, Spatial Imagery, and Motor Imagery
Grégoire Borst

6. Looking at the Nose Through Human Behavior, and at Human Behavior Through the Nose
Roni Kahana and Noam Sobel

7. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
Petr Janata

8. Audition
Josh H. McDermott

9. Neural Correlates of the Development of Speech Perception and Comprehension
Angela D. Friederici and Claudia Männel

10. Perceptual Disorders
Josef Zihl

Part Two: Attention

11. Varieties of Auditory Attention
Claude Alain, Stephen R. Arnott, and Benjamin J. Dyson

12. Spatial Attention
Jeffrey Nicol

13. Attention and Action

14. The Visual Control of Action
Melvyn A. Goodale

15. Development of Attention
M. Rosario Rueda

16. Attentional Disorders
Laure Pisella, A. Blangero, C. Tilikete, D. Biotti, G. Rode, A. Vighetto, J.B. Mattingley, and Y. Rossetti

Part Three: Memory

17. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Semantic Memory
Eiling Yee, Evangelia G. Chrysikou, and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill

18. Cognitive Neuroscience of Episodic Memory
Lila Davachi and Jared Danker

19. Working Memory
Bradley R. Buchsbaum and Mark D'Esposito

20. Motor Skill Learning
Rachael D. Seidler, Bryan L. Benson, Nathaniel B. Boyden, and Youngbin Kwak

21. Memory Consolidation
John T. Wixted and Denise J. Cai

22. Age-related Decline in Working Memory and Episodic Memory: Contributions of the Prefrontal Cortex and Medial Temporal Lobes
Sander Daselaar and Roberto Cabeza

23. Memory Disorders
Barbara A Wilson and Jessica Fish

Part Four: Language

24. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Written Language: The Neural Substrates of Reading and Writing
Kyrana Tsapkini and Argye E. Hillis

25. Neural Systems Underlying Speech Perception
Sheila E. Blumstein and Emily B. Myers

26. Multi-modal Speech Perception
Agnès Alsius, Ewen MacDonald, and Kevin Munhall
27. The Organization of Conceptual Knowledge of Objects in the Human Brain
Bradford Z. Mahon and Alfonso Caramazza

28. A Parallel Architecture Model of Language Processing
Ray Jackendoff

Part Five: Conclusion

29. Epilogue to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we going?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn


1. Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we now?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn

Part One: Emotion

2. Salience, State, and Expression: The Influence of Specific Aspects of Emotion on Attention and Perception
Rebecca M. Todd and Adam K. Anderson

3. Emotion: Generation or Construction?
Jennifer M.B. Fugate, Kristen A. Lindquist, and Lisa Feldman Barrett

4. The Neuroscience of Emotion Regulation: Basic Mechanisms and Their Role in Development, Aging, and Psychopathology
Jennifer A. Silvers, Jason T. Buhle, and Kevin N. Ochsner

5. Impact of Emotion on Cognition
Luiz Pessoa

6. Genetics and Emotion
Andreia Santos, Lukas Pezawas, and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg

7. Visceromotor Sensation and Control
Fred W. Mast

8. Development of Emotion and Social Reasoning in Adolescence
Eveline A. Crone and Berna Güro?lu

Part Two: Self and Social Cognition

9. Self-knowledge
Joseph M. Moran, William M. Kelley, and Todd F. Heatherton

10. Perception of Nonverbal Cues
Aina Puce

11. Face Recognition
Rankin W. McGugin and Isabel Gauthier

12. The Cognitive and Neural Basis of Impression Formation
Alexander Todorov and Peter Mende-Siedlecki

13. Theory of Mind: How Brains Think about Thoughts
Rebecca Saxe

14. The Pleasures and Pains of Social Interactions: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
Naomi I. Eisenberger and Keely A. Muscatell

15. The Neural Underpinnings of the Experience of Empathy: Lessons for Psychopathy
Jean Decety

16. Mirror Neurons and the Perception-Action Link
Vittorio Gallese

17. The Early Development of the Brain Bases for Social Cognition
Tobias Grossmann and Mark H. Johnson

Part Three: Higher Cognitive Functions

18. Conflict Monitoring and Cognitive Control
Nick Yeung

19. Hierarchical Cognitive Control and the Functional Organization of the Frontal Cortex
David Badre

20. Thinking
Kalina Christoff

21. Decision Neuroscience
Maya U. Shankar and Samuel M. McClure

22. Categorization
Bradley C. Love

23. Expectancies and Beliefs: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience
Lauren Y. Atlas and Tor D. Wager

24. Cognitive Neuroscience of Numerical Cognition
Daniel Ansari and Stephan E. Vogel

25. Psychopharmacology of Cognition
TW Robbins

Part Four: Clinical Applications

26. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Chandan J. Vaidya

27. PTSD
J. Douglas Bremner

28. Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia considered from a cognitive neuroscience perspective
Karina S. Blair and R.J.R. Blair

29. The Neurobiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Samuel R. Chamberlain and Naomi A. Fineberg

Part Five: Conclusion

30. Epilogue to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we going?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn

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