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The Student's guide to cognitive neuroscience

Author: Ward, Jamie Publisher: Psychology Press, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 403 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 26 cm.ISBN: 1841695351Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience Contents About the author Preface 1 Introducing cognitive neuroscience Cognitive neuroscience in historical perspective Does cognitive psychology need the brain? Does neuroscience need cognitive psychology? 2 Introducing the brain Structure and function of the neuron The gross organization of the brain The cerebral cortex The subcortex The midbrain and hindbrain 3 The electrophysiological brain In search of neural representations: Single-cell recordings Electroencephalography and event-related potentials Mental chronometry in electrophysiology and cognitive psychology Magnetoencephalography 4 The imaged brain Structural imaging Functional imaging ix x From image to cognitive theory: An example of cognitive subtraction methodology Beyond cognitive subtraction Event-related versus blocked designs Analysing data from functional imaging Interpreting data from functional imaging Why do functional imaging data sometimes disagree with lesion data? Is "Big Brother" round the corner? 5 The lesioned brain Dissociations and associations Single case studies Group studies and lesion-deficit analysis Animal models in neuropsychology Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) Facilitation, interference and functional integration using TMS 6 The seeing brain From eye to brain Cortical blindness and "blindsight" Functional specialization of the visual cortex beyond V1 Recognizing objects Category specificity in visual object recognition? 56 59 64 65 70 2 4 10 13 16 18 22 25 27 30 32 34 37 72 74 78 81 84 87 91 91 95 102 103 107 109 113 119 40 45 48 49 51 viii Contents Recognizing faces Vision imagined 7 The spatial brain A spotlight on attention Attending to visual objects: Feature-integration theory Space, attention and the parietal lobes Losing space: Seeing one object at a time Losing half of space: Spatial frames and neglect Remembering space: Does the hippocampus store a long-term map of the environment? 8 The acting brain A basic cognitive framework for movement and action The role of the frontal lobes in movement and action Planning actions: The SAS model Ownership and awareness of actions Action comprehension and imitation Parietofrontal circuits for sensory-motor transformation Using objects and tools Preparation and execution of actions 9 The remembering brain Short-term and working memory Different types of long-term memory Amnesia Memory storage and consolidation: A time-limited role for the hippocampus? Theories of remembering, knowing and forgetting The role of the prefrontal cortex in long-term memory Constructive memory and memory distortions 10 The speaking brain Speech perception Spoken word recognition 120 124 128 130 133 135 138 140 Semantic memory and the meaning of words Understanding and producing sentences Retrieving spoken words 11 The literate brain Visual word recognition Does understanding text require phonological mediation? Reading aloud: Routes from spelling to sound Spelling and writing Does spelling use the same mechanisms as reading? 12 The numerate brain Universal numeracy? The meaning of numbers Models of number processing Are numbers represented in a visuospatial code? 214 222 227 234 237 245 245 252 257 260 262 264 270 279 146 152 153 155 159 162 163 164 168 171 176 177 180 183 13 The executive brain 282 Anatomical and functional divisions of the prefrontal cortex 284 Executive functions in practice 286 Accounting for dysexecutive syndrome: How many executive functions? 290 Functional specialization within the lateral prefrontal cortex? 295 The role of the anterior cingulate in executive functions 301 Task switching 302 14 The social and emotional brain Processing emotions and social cues: Reading faces and reading eyes Processing emotions: A role for somatic responses? Reading minds Antisocial behaviour References 308 310 319 324 330 337 383 395 188 190 194 195 202 205 212 Author index Subject index

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