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Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience

Postle, Bradley R.

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2. Auflage August 2020
560 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-67415-3
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Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience introduces and explicates key principles and concepts in cognitive neuroscience in such a way that the reader will be equipped to critically evaluate the ever-growing body of findings that the field is generating. For some students this knowledge will be needed for subsequent formal study, and for all readers it will be needed to evaluate and interpret reports about cognitive neuroscience research that make their way daily into the news media and popular culture. The book seeks to do so in a style that will give the student a sense of what it's like to be a cognitive neuroscientist: when confronted with a problem, how does one proceed? How does one read and interpret research that's outside of one's sub-area of specialization? How do two scientists advancing mutually incompatible models interrelate? Most importantly, what does it feel like to partake in the wonder and excitement of this most dynamic and fundamental of sciences?

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Walkthrough of Pedagogical Features xxi

Companion Website xxii

Section I: The Neurobiology of Thinking 1

1 Introduction and History 4

2 The Brain 16

3 Methods for Cognitive Neuroscience 34

Section II: Sensation, Perception, Attention, and Action 87

4 Sensation and Perception of Visual Signals 90

5 Audition and Somatosensation 109

6 The Visual System 134

7 Spatial Cognition and Attention 161

8 Skeletomotor Control 188

9 Oculomotor Control and the Control of Attention 218

Section III: Mental Representation 241

10 Visual Object Recognition and Knowledge 243

11 Neural Bases of Memory 267

12 Declarative Long-Term Memory 291

13 Semantic Long-Term Memory 310

14 Working Memory 330

Section IV: High-Level Cognition 363

15 Cognitive Control 365

16 Decision Making 392

17 Social Behavior 415

18 Emotion 438

19 Language 460

20 Consciousness 485

Glossary G-1

Index I-1
Bradley R. Postle is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and systems neuroscience at the undergraduate and graduate level for two decades. He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and chapters on the cognitive neuroscience of memory. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and eNeuro, and has previously served in this capacity at the journals NeuroImage and Cortex.

B. R. Postle, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA