Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (5th Edition)

Download Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (5th Edition) written by Michael Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, George R. Mangun in PDF format. This book is under the category Medicine and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 393603172/9780393603170. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


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Michael Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, George R. Mangun


W. W. Norton – Company; 5th edition




657 pages









Book Description

Written by world-renowned instructors and researchers; including Michael Gazzaniga; Cognitive Neuroscience 5th edition (PDF) remains the gold standard in its field; showcasing the latest clinical applications and discoveries. In its new 5th Edition; updated material is woven into the narrative of every chapter and featured in new Hot Science and Lessons from the Clinic sections. The presentation is also much more accessible and focused as the result of Take-Home Message features; Anatomical Orientation figures; and streamlined chapter openers.

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Table of contents

Table of contents :
Cover (Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind)
Front Matter
Title Page
About the Authors
Brief Contents
1 – A Brief History of Cognitive Neuroscience
1.1 – A Historical Perspective
1.2 – The Brain Story
1.3 – The Psychological Story
1.4 – The Instruments of Neuroscience
1.5 – The Book in Your Hands
2 – Structure and Function of the Nervous System
2.1 – The Cells of the Nervous System
2.2 – Synaptic Transmission
2.3 – Overview of Nervous System Structure
2.4 – A Guided Tour of the Brain
2.5 – The Cerebral Cortex
2.6 – Connecting the Brain’s Components into Systems
2.7 – Development of the Nervous System
3 – Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience
3.1 – Cognitive Psychology and Behavioral Methods
3.2 – Studying the Damaged Brain
3.3 – Methods to Perturb Neural Function
3.4 – Structural Analysis of the Brain
3.5 – Methods to Measure Neural Activity
3.6 – The Marriage of Function and Structure: Neuroimaging
3.7 – Connectivity Maps
3.8 – Computational Neuroscience
3.9 – Converging Methods
4 – Hemispheric Specialization
4.1 – Anatomical Correlates of Hemispheric Specialization
4.2 – Splitting the Brain: Cortical Disconnection
4.3 – Evidence of Lateralized Brain Functions from Split-Brain Patients
4.4 – The Interpreter
4.5 – Evidence of Lateralized Brain Functions from the Normal and Malfunctioning Brain
4.6 – The Evolutionary Basis of Hemispheric Specialization
5 – Sensation and Perception
5.1 – Senses, Sensation, and Perception
5.2 – Olfaction
5.3 – Gustation
5.4 – Somatosensation
5.5 – Audition
5.6 – Vision
5.7 – From Sensation to Perception
5.8 – Multimodal Perception: I See What You’re Sayin’
5.9 – Perceptual Reorganization
5.10 – Engineering for Compensation
6 – Object Recognition
6.1 – Computational Problems in Object Recognition
6.2 – Multiple Pathways for Visual Perception
6.3 – Seeing Shapes and Perceiving Objects
6.4 – Specificity of Object Recognition in Higher Visual Areas
6.5 – Failures in Object Recognition
6.6 – Prosopagnosia Is a Failure to Recognize Faces
7 – Attention
7.1 – Selective Attention and the Anatomy of Attention
7.2 – The Neuropsychology of Attention
7.3 – Models of Attention
7.4 – Neural Mechanisms of Attention and Perceptual Selection
7.5 – Attentional Control Networks
8 – Action
8.1 – The Anatomy and Control of Motor Structures
8.2 – Computational Issues in Motor Control
8.3 – Physiological Analysis of Motor Pathways
8.4 – Goal Selection and Action Planning
8.5 – Links Between Action and Perception
8.6 – Recouping Motor Loss
8.7 – Movement Initiation and the Basal Ganglia
8.8 – Learning and Performing New Skills
9 – Memory
9.1 – Learning and Memory, and Their Associated Anatomy
9.2 – Memory Deficits: Amnesia
9.3 – Mechanisms of Memory
9.4 – The Medial Temporal Lobe Memory System
9.5 – Distinguishing Human Memory Systems With Imaging
9.6 – Memory Consolidation
9.7 – Cellular Basis of Learning and Memory
10 – Emotion
10.1 – What Is an Emotion?
10.2 – Neural Systems Involved in Emotion Processing
10.3 – Categorizing Emotions
10.4 – Theories of Emotion Generation
10.5 – The Amygdala
10.6 – The Influence of Emotion on Learning
10.7 – Interactions Between Emotion and Other Cognitive Processes
10.8 – Emotion and Social Stimuli
10.9 – Other Areas, Other Emotions
10.10 – Get a Grip! Cognitive Control of Emotion
11 – Language
11.1 – The Anatomy of Language and Language Deficits
11.2 – The Fundamentals of Language in the Human Brain
11.3 – Language Comprehension: Early Steps
11.4 – Language Comprehension: Later Steps
11.5 – Neural Models of Language Comprehension
11.6 – Neural Models of Speech Production
11.7 – Evolution of Language
12 – Cognitive Control
12.1 – The Anatomy Behind Cognitive Control
12.2 – Cognitive Control Deficits
12.3 – Goal-Oriented Behavior
12.4 – Decision Making
12.5 – Goal Planning: Staying on Task
12.6 – Mechanisms of Goal-Based Selection
12.7 – Ensuring That Goal-Oriented Behaviors Succeed
13 – Social Cognition
13.1 – Anatomical Substrates of Social Cognition
13.2 – Social Interactions and Development
13.3 – Social Behavioral Deficits in Acquired and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
13.4 – Socrates’s Imperative: Know Thyself
13.5 – Understanding the Mental States of Others
13.6 – Neural Correlates of Experience Sharing Theory (Simulation Theory)
13.7 – Neural Correlates of Mental State Attribution Theory (Theory Theory)
13.8 – Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Mental States of Others
13.9 – Social Knowledge
14 – The Consciousness Problem
14.1 – The Mind–Brain Problem
14.2 – The Anatomy of Consciousness
14.3 – Levels of Arousal and Consciousness
14.4 – The Organizational Architecture of Complex Systems
14.5 – Access to Information
14.6 – The Contents of Conscious Experience
14.7 – Can Mental States Affect Brain Processing?
14.8 – The Contents of Animal Consciousness
14.9 – Sentience
14.10 – Split-Brain Research as a Window Into Conscious Experience


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