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Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5229424
  • Book
  • June 2020
  • 560 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience ntroduces and explicates key principles and concepts in cognitive neuroscience in such a way that the reader will be equipped to critically evaluate the ever-growing body of findings that the field is generating. For some students this knowledge will be needed for subsequent formal study, and for all readers it will be needed to evaluate and interpret reports about cognitive neuroscience research that make their way daily into the news media and popular culture. The book seeks to do so in a style that will give the student a sense of what it's like to be a cognitive neuroscientist: when confronted with a problem, how does one proceed? How does one read and interpret research that's outside of one's sub-area of specialization? How do two scientists advancing mutually incompatible models interrelate? Most importantly, what does it feel like to partake in the wonder and excitement of this most dynamic and fundamental of sciences?
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Methodology Boxes

Walkthrough of Pedagogical Features

Companion Website

Section I: The Neurobiology of Thinking 00

1 Introduction and History 00

2 The Brain 00

Section II: Sensation, Perception, Attention, and Action 00

3 Methods for Cognitive Neuroscience 00

4 Sensation and Perception of Visual Signals

5 Audition and Somatosensation 00

6 The Visual System 00

7 Spatial Cognition and Attention 00

8 Skeletomotor Control 00

9 Oculomotor Control and the Control of Attention 00

Section III: Mental Representation 00

10 Visual Object Recognition and Knowledge 00

11 Neural Bases of Memory 00

12 Declarative Long-Term Memory 00

13 Semantic Long-Term Memory 00

14 Working Memory 00

Section IV: High-Level Cognition 00

15 Cognitive Control 00

16 Decision-Making 00

17 Social Behavior 00

18 Emotion 00

19 Language 00

20 Consciousness 00

Glossary 562

Index 571
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Bradley R. Postle University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
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