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Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience

G. Gabrielle Starr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019316
eISBN:
9780262315449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019316.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book argues that understanding the neural underpinnings of aesthetic experience can reshape our conceptions of aesthetics and the arts. Drawing on the tools of both cognitive neuroscience and ... More


Biological Learning and Control: How the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016964
eISBN:
9780262301282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding the regularity of the brain’s perceptions, its reactions to sensory stimuli, and its control of movements. The book offers an account of ... More


Coordination in Sensory Integration

Jochen Triesch, Constantin Rothkopf, and Thomas Weisswange

in Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

In order for perception to be effective, many noisy and ambiguous sensory signals across different modalities (for example, vision, audition) must be integrated into stable percepts. This chapter ... More


“Hot Spots” and Dynamic Coordination in Gestalt Perception

Ilona Kovács

in Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter examines dynamic coordination in Gestalt perception by focusing on the problem of accumulating local errors and the trade-off between spatial and temporal resolution in pictorial ... More


Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain: Probing Cognition

Itzhak Fried, Ueli Rutishauser, Moran Cerf, and Gabriel Kreiman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027205
eISBN:
9780262323994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

In the last decade, the synergistic interaction of neurosurgeons, engineers, and neuroscientists, combined with new technologies, has enabled scientists to study the awake, behaving human brain ... More


The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Kenneth Hugdahl and Rene Westerhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Hemispheric asymmetry is one of the basic aspects of perception and cognitive processing. The different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain have been studied with renewed ... More


Operating System

Dana H. Ballard

in Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028615
eISBN:
9780262323819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028615.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Moment to moment cognition, to be effective, requires a balance between managing behaviours chosen for their endogenous reward against the urgencies of exogenous disruptions. Success at this level ... More


Linking the Body and the World to the Thalamus

S. Murray Sherman and R. W. Guillery

in Functional Connections of Cortical Areas: A New View from the Thalamus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019309
eISBN:
9780262314992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019309.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter and the next explore the pathways that link the thalamus and cortex to each other and to the rest of the brain, considering each in terms of the major points about the neural connections ... More


Sequence Coding and Learning

Gilles Laurent

in Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The brain generates sequences or activity that are patterned in time and can be linked to the dynamic nature of the brain, the nature of the physical world, and the temporal structure in the world. ... More


The Two Dorsal Visual Streams and Their Role in Perception

Rizzolatti Giacomo, Fogassi Leonardo, and Luppino Giuseppe

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter describes how visual information is transformed into motor acts. It examines the concept of two visual systems and illustrates that the dorsal stream is actually formed by two basically ... More


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