Synopses & Reviews
With over four hundred new citations, Cognitive Neuroscience, Second Edition, embraces the latest findings in this cutting-edge field. A revised chapter two, "The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cognition," introduces new analysis of the chemical systems that support cognition, outlines the modulation of neuronal transmission during development and disease, and increases coverage of the function of membrane receptors in neurochemistry. An entirely new chapter three, "Gross and Functional Anatomy of Cognition," provides a foundation for working through the functional analysis of cognitive systems in subsequent chapters. The Second Edition also includes extensive coverage of computational modeling, highlighting the ways in which modeling demonstrates the neural mechanisms of cognition.
Three leading figures in the field of cognitive neuroscience provide an engaging, narrative driven overview of this path-breaking field.
Taking a highly interdisciplinary approach, the authors balance cognitive theory, with neuroscientific and neuropsychological evidence to reveal what we currently know about how the human mind works and to encourage students to think like cognitive neuroscientists. The text has been reorganized to move more seamlessly from micro to macro level topics, and its underlying pedagogy strengthened in order to make it an even more effective teaching tool. Maintaining its commitment to highlight the most cutting-edge trends in the field, the third edition includes the first ever standalone chapter of its kind on social neuroscience.
About the Author
Michael Gazzaniga(Ph.D., California Institute of Technology) is the David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor at DartmouthCollege and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He founded and presides over the Cognitive Neuroscience Instituteand is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. He is president of the American Psychological Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science. Professor Gazzaniga"s research focuses on split-brain patients. He has held positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara; New York University; the State University of New York, Stony Brook; Cornell University Medical College; and the University of California, Davis.Richard B. Ivry, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1986. His research focuses on the relationship of cognition and action, using the many methods of cognitive neuroscience. Dr. Ivry is a senior editor for the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscienceand serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. Among his many honors, Dr. Ivry received the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1997, and was elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists in 2003 and the Association for Psychological Science in 2006.
George R. Mangun, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Neurology and Director of the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, in 1987, and has taught at Dartmouth Medical School and Duke University. In 1992, with Michael S. Gazzaniga and others, he founded the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Dr. Mangun serves as a senior editor for the journals the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscienceand Brain Research. He uses cognitive neuroscience tools in the study of attention. His honors include the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research in 1993, a Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Award from the American Psychological Association in 1999, and a James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship Award from the Association for Psychological Science in 2006. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science.
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