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The Antisocial Brain

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter examines the arguments that claim that human antisocial behavior—notably impulsivity, aggression, and related forms of criminal conduct—have neurobiological roots. While neurobiological ... More


What is special about the human brain?

Richard Passingham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230136
eISBN:
9780191696428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230136.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is plausible that evolution could have created the human skeleton, but it is hard to believe that it created the human mind. Yet, in six or seven million years, evolution came up with Homo ... More


Cognitive aging: A view from brain imaging

Lars Nyberg and Lars Bäckman

in New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525691
eISBN:
9780191689369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes functional brain imaging studies of working memory and episodic memory in younger adults. Studies with positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance ... More


Brain Circuits of Syntax

Friederici Angela D.

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the role of brain circuits in the processing of syntax within the framework of possible neuroanatomical differences of the human and nonhuman primate brain. It considers ... More


Model-based analysis of decision variables

Kenji Doya, Makoto Ito, and Kazuyuki Samejima

in Decision Making, Affect, and Learning: Attention and Performance XXIII

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600434
eISBN:
9780191725623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600434.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

When determining the neural correlates of decision making, a major difficulty is the non-stationarity of the brain's response. The evaluation of the same action should vary over time depending on the ... More


The Engram Revisited On the Elusive Permanence of Memory

Yadin Dudai

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter describes memory as involving the endurance of physical changes in the organism and focuses particularly on the term engram—introduced by Richard Semon to refer to such changes. Although ... More


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