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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 1: Core Topics (Oxford Library of Psychology)

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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.

About the Author

Kevin N. Ochsner, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., 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

VOLUME 1

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199988693
Author:
Ochsner, Kevin N.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Kosslyn, Stephen M.
Author:
Kevin Ochsner
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7 x 10.1 x 1.5 in 3.819 lb

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