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Conflict and Control at Different Levels of Self-Regulation

Abigail A. Scholer and E. Tory Higgins

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Traditionally, self-control conflicts have been defined as conflicts between some immediate, short-term gratification versus some delayed, long-term gain. Although this is certainly a self-control ... More


ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM

Nigel Daw

in How Vision Works: The Physiological Mechanisms Behind What We See

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751617
eISBN:
9780199932375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751617.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the anatomy of the visual system. There are parallel pathways, starting in the retina, then going through the lateral geniculate nucleus, primary visual cortex (V1), secondary ... More


Combining the Insights Derived from Lesion and fMRI Studies to Understand the Function of Prefrontal Cortex

Mark D’Esposito and David Badre

in Mind and the Frontal Lobes: Cognition, Behavior, and Brain Imaging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199791569
eISBN:
9780199919215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791569.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Executive function and cognitive control are both terms used to describe our ability to direct thought and action based on our goals and intentions, rather than being driven automatically by the ... More


Core Cognition of Social Relations

Lotte Thomsen and Susan Carey

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines how children figure out how to behave in the social world. It is argues that humans have evolved an innate, finite set of conceptual primitives that specify relational models ... More


Creativity as a Neuroscientific Mystery

Margaret A. Boden

in Neuroscience of Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Neuroscience helps us to understand combinational creativity. However, it hasn't helped us to understand either exploratory or transformational creativity. To do so, it will need to explain ... More


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