Anjan Chatterjee, H. Branch Coslett
Oxford University Press
The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience (PDF) takes a close look at what we can learn about our minds from how brain damage harms our cognitive and emotional systems. This approach has a rich and long tradition dating back to the 19th century. With the rise of new technologies; such as functional neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation; interest in mind-brain connections among scientists and the lay public has grown aggressively. Behavioral neurology and neuropsychology provide critical insights into the neuronal implementation of large-scale cognitive and affective systems. The ebook begins by making a strong case for the role of single case studies as a way to generate new hypotheses and advance the field. This chapter is followed by a review of work done before the First World War showing that the theoretical issues that investigators faced then remain fundamentally relevant to contemporary cognitive neuroscientists. The rest of the ebook encompasses central topics in cognitive neuroscience including the nature of memory; language; perception; motor control; body representations; attention; the self; emotions; and pharmacology.
In The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology; there are chapters on modeling and neuronal plasticity and also on visual art and creativity. Each of these chapters takes pains to explain how this research strategy informs our understanding of these large scale systems by scrutinizing the systematic nature of their breakdown. Taken together; the chapters demonstrate that the roots of cognitive neuroscience; behavioral neurology; and neuropsychology; continue to ground our understanding of the biology of mind and are as vital today as they were 150 years ago.
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