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Action ScienceFoundations of an Emerging Discipline

Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline

Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018555
eISBN:
9780262312974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The emerging field of action science is characterized by a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches which share the basic functional belief that evolution has optimized cognitive ... More

Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Ralph Siegel and Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book charts a neuroscientist's journey to understand the central mysteries of consciousness. The author began his career in the neurophysiology of vision in the 1980s, just when the field was ... More

ApraxiaThe Cognitive side of motor control

Apraxia: The Cognitive side of motor control

Georg Goldenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199591510
eISBN:
9780191756344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The concept of apraxia was shaped by the German psychiatrist Hugo Liepmann some 100 years ago. He suggested that fibers connecting posterior brain regions to the motor cortex are the anatomical ... More

Attention in a Social World

Attention in a Social World

Michael I. Posner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The study of attention is central to psychology. This book presents the science of attention in a larger social context, which includes our ability voluntarily to choose and act upon an object of ... More

Beyond Pleasure and PainHow Motivation Works

Beyond Pleasure and Pain: How Motivation Works

E. Tory Higgins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765829
eISBN:
9780199918966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

How does motivation work? The classic answer is that people are motivated to approach pleasure and avoid pain, that they are motivated by “carrots and sticks.” But to understand human motivation, it ... More

The Bilingual Brain

The Bilingual Brain

Arturo E. Hernandez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199828111
eISBN:
9780199345366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828111.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The book considers the nature of the bilingual brain by framing it around three specific issues: age of acquisition, language proficiency and cognitive control. To achieve this the book is divided ... More

Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad BehaviorScientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad Behavior: Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, and Julian Savulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844180
eISBN:
9780199369607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844180.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology

Many decisions in the legal system and elsewhere depend on predictions of bad behaviors, including crimes and mental illnesses. Some scientists have suggested recently that these predictions can ... More

BlindsightA Case Study and Implications

Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

L. Weiskrantz

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Damage to a particular area of the brain — the neocortex — is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients who have suffered from this form of blindness have nevertheless ... More

Brain and MemoryModulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

James L. McGaugh, Norman M. Weinberger, and Gary Lynch

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082944
eISBN:
9780199847877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082944.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book looks at what we have learned over the last century in attempting to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experiences. The major central ... More

Brain ImagingWhat it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Brain Imaging: What it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Robert G. Shulman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199838721
eISBN:
9780199345373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838721.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Magnetic resonance imaging methods, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), have taken a commanding position in brain studies because they allow ... More

The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Patrick McNamara

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) suffer most visibly with such motor deficits as tremor and rigidity and less obviously with a range of nonmotor symptoms, including autonomic dysfunction, mood ... More

Cognitive Neuroscience of AgingLinking Cognitive and Cerebral Aging

Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging: Linking Cognitive and Cerebral Aging

Roberto Cabeza, Lars Nyberg, and Denise C. Park (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199372935
eISBN:
9780190662264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372935.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

It has been 10 years since the first edition of “The Handbook of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging: was published. The field was in its infancy at that time, and has matured rapidly, as a reading ... More

The Cognitive Neuroscience of MindA Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Kathleen Baynes, George R. Mangun, and Elizabeth A. Phelps (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The essays in this book, on a range of topics in the cognitive neurosciences, report on the progress in the field over the years and reflect on the many groundbreaking scientific contributions and ... More

The Cognitive-Emotional BrainFrom Interactions to Integration

The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration

Luiz Pessoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019569
eISBN:
9780262314756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019569.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The idea that a specific brain circuit constitutes the emotional brain (and its corollary, that cognition resides elsewhere) shaped thinking about emotion and the brain for many years. Recent ... More

Comparative Decision Making

Comparative Decision Making

Thomas R. Zentall and Philip H. Crowley (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199856800
eISBN:
9780199301508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856800.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Decision making cuts across most areas of intellectual enquiry and academic endeavor. The classical view of individual human thinkers choosing among options remains important and instructive, but the ... More

The Computational Brain

The Computational Brain

Patricia S. Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533393
eISBN:
9780262339650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533393.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Before this book was published in 1992, conceptual frameworks for brain function were based on the behavior of single neurons, applied globally. This book developed a different conceptual framework, ... More

Computational PsychiatryNew Perspectives on Mental Illness

Computational Psychiatry: New Perspectives on Mental Illness

A. David Redish and Joshua A. Gordon (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035422
eISBN:
9780262337854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035422.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychiatry is at a crossroads. Faced with challenges of diagnosis and treatment, it must balance analyses at both neurological and psychological levels. Issues of comorbidity, treatment stability, ... More

ConfabulationViews from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

William Hirstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

When people confabulate, they make a false claim that they honestly believe is true. The book contains countless fascinating examples of confabulatory behaviour — people falsely recalling events from ... More

The Continuity of Mind

The Continuity of Mind

Michael Spivey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The cognitive and neural sciences have been on the brink of a paradigm shift for over a decade. This book is intended to help galvanize the forces of dynamical systems theory, cognitive and ... More

Cultural ModelsGenesis, Methods, and Experiences

Cultural Models: Genesis, Methods, and Experiences

Giovanni Bennardo and Victor de Munck

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199908042
eISBN:
9780199369706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199908042.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Cultural models are defined as molar organizations of knowledge. Their internal structure consists of a core component and peripheral nodes that are filled by default values. These ... More

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