Cognitive Neuroscience: A Reader provides the first definitive collection of readings in this burgeoning area of study. Michael S. Gazzaniga has brought together papers ranging from the earliest articles discussing brain plasticity through to papers recently published in the area of executive functioning. The Reader is divided into distinct sections such as the History of Cognitive Neuroscience, Methods, Language and Unconscious Processing. Each of these sections contain four or five representative articles by eminent researchers that illustrate important methodological, empirical and theoretical issues. The sections are both introduced and contextualized by the author, and a selection of further reading is also provided. Cognitive Neuroscience: A Reader will give professors not only a comprehensive reference volume for their own use, but also an ideal text to recommend to students.
"This book will enjoy a wide readership." Robert R. Rafal, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, University of Wales, Bangor
"An excellent set of readings." Professor Tim Shallice, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London
Part I: History and Methods of CNS:.
1. The Birth of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute: M. S. Gazzaniga.
2. Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience: P. S. Churchland and T. J. Sejnowski.
3. Electrical and Magnetic Brain Recordings: S. A. Hillyard.
4. Behind the Scenes of Functional Brain Imaging: M. E. Raichle.
Part II: Perception:.
5. Exploration of the Primary Visual Cortex: D. H. Hubel.
6. The Parietal System and Some Higher Brain Functions: Vernon B. Mountcastle.
7. The Visual Pathways Mediating Perception and Prehension: M. A. Goodale, L. S. Jakobson and P. Servos.
8. Neural Mechanisms for Forming a Perceptual Decision: C. D. Salzman and W. T. Newsome.
9. James J. Gibson - An appreciation: K. Nakayama.
Part III: Attention:.
10. Attentional networks: M. I. Posner and S. Dehaene.
11. Attentional Resolution and the Locus of Visual Awareness: S. He, P. Cavanagh and J. Intriligator.
12. Information-Processing of Visual-Stimuli in an Extinguished Field: B. T. Volpe, J. E. Ledoux and M. S. Gazzaniga.
13. Negative Priming Between Pictures and Words in a Selective Attention Task - Evidence for Semantic Processing of Ignored Stimuli: S. P. Tipper and J. Driver.
Part IV: Imagery:.
14. Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects: R. N. Shepard, and J. Metzler.
15. Unilateral Neglect of Representational Space: E. Bisiach, & C. Luzzatti,.
16. Topographical Representations of Mental Images in Primary Visual Cortex: S. M. Kosslyn, W. L. Thompson, I. J. Kim & N. M. Alpert.
Part V: Plasticity and Development:.
17. The Effect of Crossing Nerves to Antagonistic Muscles in the Hind Limb of the Rat: R. W. Sperry.
18. Spatial Integration and Cortical Dynamics: C. D. Gilbert, A. Das, M. Ito, M. Kapadia and G. Westheimer.
19. Cortical Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Mark H. Johnson.
Part VI: Memory:.
20. Loss of Recent Memory after Bilateral Hipposcampal Lesions: W. B. Scoville and B. Milner.
21. Episodic Memory, Semantic Memory, and Amnesia: L. R. Squire and S. M. Zola.
22. Working Memory - The Interface Between Memory and Cognition: A. Baddeley.
23. Understanding Implicit Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach: D. L. Schacter.
Part VII: Action and Executive Function:.
24. Cognitive Neurophysiology of the Motor Cortex: A. P. Georgopoulos, Masato Taira, Alexander Lukashin.
25. Vision for the Control of Movement: R. H. Wurtz.
26. Combining Versus Gating Motor Programs: Differential Roles for Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia?: W. T. Thach, J. W. Mink, H. P. Goodkin, & J. G. Keating.
27. Attention to Action: Willed and Automatic Control of Behavior: D. A. Norman and T. Shallice.
28. Architecture of the Prefrontal Cortex and the Central Executive: P. S. Goldman-Rakic.
Part VIII: Language:.
29. Category-Specific Naming Deficit Following Cerebral Infarction: J. Hart, R. S. Berndt, and A. Caramazza.
30. Right-Hemisphere Language Following Brain Bisection - A 20-Year Perspective: M. S. Gazzaniga.
31. Current Thinking on Language Structures: Marta Kutas.
Part IX: Evolution:.
32. Why Does the Brain Have So Many Visual Areas?: J. H. Kaas.
33. Antibodies and Learning: Selection versus Instruction: Jerne, Niels and Kaj.
34. The Argument From Animals to Humans in Cognitive Neuroscience: T. M. Preuss.
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 16th January 1991
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.22 x 17.9 x 2.92
Edition Number: 1