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The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6

Larry R Squire (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380101
eISBN:
9780199864362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This book contains a collection of autobiographical chapters by notable senior scientists who discuss the major events that shaped their discoveries and their influences, as well as the people who ... More


Dualism and the determination of action1

RICHARD SWINBURNE

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that it is most unlikely that neuroscientists will ever be able to predict human actions resulting from difficult moral decisions with any high degree of probable success. That ... More


Introductory Remarks

Javier Defelipe

in Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195392708
eISBN:
9780199863525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392708.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the many contributions of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who is considered the father of modern neuroscience. He published almost 300 articles and ... More


Vision Research: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Methods

Roger Carpenter and John Robson (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523192
eISBN:
9780191688850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523192.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vision research is one of the largest and most active areas within brain research. Psychologists, neuroscientists, opthamologists and optometrists, computer scientists, and engineers all have an ... More


The Limits of Attention: Temporal Constraints in Human Information Processing

Kimron Shapiro (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198505150
eISBN:
9780191686818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505150.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

For psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists interested in ‘attention’, the issue of the limits of our attentional mechanisms is one of great importance — what are the temporal constraints when we ... More


The Legacy of Cajal in Mexico

José Luis Díaz

in From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Many Mexican neuroscientists consider themselves to some extent to be descendants or at least beneficiaries of the School of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. This chapter outlines the genealogy linking them ... More


Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Kenji Doya, Shin Ishii, Alexandre Pouget, and Rajesh P.N. Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042383
eISBN:
9780262294188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

A Bayesian approach can contribute to an understanding of the brain on multiple levels, by giving normative predictions about how an ideal sensory system should combine prior knowledge and ... More


Philosophy Psychiatry and Neuroscience: A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience

Edward M. Hundert

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248965
eISBN:
9780191681165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book proposes a unified view of the mind, which integrates the insights of philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. Through a detailed discussion of major theories from all these, and ... More


Coda

Jerome Kagan

in Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036528
eISBN:
9780262341349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036528.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This concluding chapter highlights the book's aim to document the value of gathering patterns of measures representing possible causes of outcomes and evaluating their predictive power with patterns ... More


Introduction to the Chapters

Dimitris Platchias

in Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019200
eISBN:
9780262315050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019200.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines the contents of the book. Part I is made up of scientific chapters written by psychologists and neuroscientists, and Parts II and III contain works of philosophy. The chapters ... More


Social Neuroscience and the Representation of Others: Commentary

James V. Haxby

in Social Neuroscience: Toward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195316872
eISBN:
9780199893324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316872.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The representation of others is a central problem that brings social neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience together. Chapters 1–4 present an overview of the current state of our understanding for ... More


Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

Ben Maassen and Pascal van Lieshout (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199235797
eISBN:
9780191696671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235797.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Speaking is not only the basic mode of communication, but also the most complex motor skill humans can perform. Disorders of speech and language are the most common sequelae of brain disease or ... More


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


A Day in the Monkey’s Brain

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author reflects on his journey toward understanding the nature of consciousness. He describes his experiments on monkeys at the Salk Institute to elucidate how the mind and ... More


A Short Salk Story

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author describes the Salk Institute where he performs his experiments on monkeys to understand the nature of consciousness. Named after Jonas Salk, the Institute employs ... More


My First Encounter with Francis Crick

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author recalls his first encounter with Francis Crick, one of the leading figures in the field of vision science at the time. He met Crick while interviewing for a postdoctoral ... More


The Power of the Context

Jerome Kagan

in Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036528
eISBN:
9780262341349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036528.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses contextual constraints on brain profiles. The laboratories that measure brain activity contain uncommon combinations of physical features and incentives that prime some brain ... More


Patterns

Jerome Kagan

in Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036528
eISBN:
9780262341349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036528.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter evaluates the suggestion that the constrained validity of conclusions based on a single source of evidence—whether behavior, brain data, or verbal report—implies that patterns of ... More


Attributing Psychological Properties to Brain Profiles

Jerome Kagan

in Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036528
eISBN:
9780262341349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036528.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the constraints of attributing psychological properties to brain profiles. The constraint on the validity of inferences based on one source of evidence bears directly on the ... More


Sensory Communication

Walter A. Rosenblith (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book is the result of an interdisciplinary, two-week international symposium on principles of sensory communication hosted by MIT in July 1959. This symposium brought together prominent ... More


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