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Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Edition, EMEA Edition

ISBN: 9781119676164
ISBN: 9781119676164



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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?

About the Author
BRADLEY R. POSTLE is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has taught cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and systems neuroscience at the undergraduate and graduate level for two decades. He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and chapters on the cognitive neuroscience of memory. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and eNeuro, and has previously served in this capacity at the journals NeuroImage and Cortex.




Methodology Boxes

Walkthrough of Pedagogical Features

Companion Website

Section I: The Neurobiology of Thinking

1 Introduction and History

2 The Brain

Section II: Sensation, Perception, Attention, and Action

3 Methods for Cognitive Neuroscience

4 Sensation and Perception of Visual Signals

5 Audition and Somatosensation

6 The Visual System

7 Spatial Cognition and Attention

8 Skeletomotor Control

9 Oculomotor Control and the Control of Attention

Section III: Mental Representation

10 Visual Object Recognition and Knowledge

11 Neural Bases of Memory

12 Declarative Long-Term Memory

13 Semantic Long-Term Memory

14 Working Memory

Section IV: High-Level Cognition

15 Cognitive Control

16 Decision-Making

17 Social Behavior

18 Emotion

19 Language

20 Consciousness

Glossary 562

Index 571