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History of Cognitive Neuroscience

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Informationen zum Autor Anders is a Christian writer with a solid theological background with many published articles to his credit. He has years of experience writing powerful sermons and creative stories with a moral or spiritual emphasis. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Ministry. As a certified counselor and spiritual mentor, he has experience researching and writing biblical-based articles on human behavior and a wide range of subjects. Residing at Seven Hills in Ohio, He is involved with Non-profit work and philanthropy. Klappentext History of Cognitive Neuroscience documents the major neuroscientific experiments and theories over the last century and a half in the domain of cognitive neuroscience, and evaluates the cogency of the conclusions that have been drawn from them.* Provides a companion work to the highly acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience - combining scientific detail with philosophical insights* Views the evolution of brain science through the lens of its principal figures and experiments* Addresses philosophical criticism of Bennett and Hacker's previous book* Accompanied by more than 100 illustrations Zusammenfassung History of Cognitive Neuroscience documents the major neuroscientific experiments and theories over the last century and a half in the domain of cognitive neuroscience, and evaluates the cogency of the conclusions that have been drawn from them.* Provides a companion work to the highly acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience - combining scientific detail with philosophical insights* Views the evolution of brain science through the lens of its principal figures and experiments* Addresses philosophical criticism of Bennett and Hacker's previous book* Accompanied by more than 100 illustrations Inhaltsverzeichnis List of figures xiiList of plates xviForeword by Sir Anthony Kenny (President of the British Academy, 1989-93) xviiAcknowledgements xxIntroduction 11. Perceptions, Sensations and Cortical Function: Helmholtz to Singer 41.1 Visual Illusions and their Interpretation by Cognitive Scientists 41.1.1 Misdescription of visual illusions by cognitive scientists 91.2 Gestalt Laws of Vision 101.3 Split-Brain Commissurotomy; the Two Hemispheres may Operate Independently 111.3.1 Misdescription of the results of commissurotomy 131.3.2 Explaining the discoveries derived from commissurotomies 131.4 Specificity of Cortical Neurons 151.4.1 Cardinal cells 181.4.2 Misdescription of experiments leading to the conception of cardinal cells 201.5 Multiple Pathways Connecting Visual Cortical Modules 221.6 Mental Images and Representations 261.6.1 Misconceptions about images and representations 281.7 What and Where Pathways in Object Recognition and Maps 301.8 Misuse of the Term 'Maps' 311.9 The Binding Problem and 40 Hz Oscillations 321.9.1 Misconceptions concerning the existence of a binding problem 371.9.2 On the appropriate interpretation of synchronicity of neuronal firing in visual cortex 381.10 Images and Imagining 391.10.1 Misconceptions concerning images and imagining 412. Attention, Awareness and Cortical Function: Helmholtz to Raichle 442.1 The Concept of Attention 442.2 The Psychophysics of Attention 462.3 Neuroscience of Attention 552.3.1 Attention and arousal 562.3.2 Selective attention 582.4 Attention Related to Brain Structures 602.4.1 Superior colliculus 602.4.2 Parietal cortex 672.4.3 Visual cortex 712.4.4 Auditory cortex 722.5 Conclusion 743. Memory and Cortical Function: Milner to Kandel 773.1 Memory 773.1.1 The hippocampus is required for memory, which decays at two different rates 773.1.2 Memory is of two kinds: declarative and non-declarative 773.1.3 Cellular and molecular studies of non-declarative memory in invertebrates 803.1.4 Declarative memory and the hippocampus 823.1.5 Long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic trans...

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