Anjan Chatterjee, H. Branch Coslett
Oxford University Press
The PDF document titled “The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience” offers a detailed look at what we may understand about our own thoughts by seeing how injury to the brain affects our cognitive and emotional processes. This strategy is rooted in a long and illustrious history that can be traced back to the 19th century. The interest of both scientists and the general public in the links between the mind and the brain has exploded in recent years as a result of the proliferation of innovative technologies such as functional neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation. Neuropsychology and behavioral neurology provide essential insights into the neural mechanisms underlying large-scale cognitive and affective systems. The first part of the ebook presents a compelling argument in favor of the use of single case studies as a method for developing new hypotheses and advancing the overall discipline. The next chapter is a review of the work that was done before the First World War. It demonstrates that the theoretical challenges that researchers faced back then are still profoundly relevant to contemporary cognitive neuroscientists. The remaining chapters of this ebook cover fundamental areas of cognitive neuroscience, such as the nature of memory, language, perception, motor control, body representations, attention, the self, emotions, and pharmacology. Other topics covered in this ebook include pharmacology, emotions, and the self.
There are chapters on modeling and neural plasticity in the book The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology. There are also chapters on visual art and creativity in this book. Each of these chapters makes a concerted effort to explain how this study technique contributes to our understanding of these large-scale systems by focusing on the systematic nature of their collapse, and they do so with great care. When taken as a whole, the chapters demonstrate that the foundations of cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neurology, and neuropsychology continue to ground our understanding of the biology of the mind and are just as important today as they were 150 years ago.
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