Cognitive neuroscience is a new and rapidly evolving field that brings together cognitive psychology and neuroscience, drawing conceptual and technical elements from both these traditional disciplines in the quest to better understand the complex human brain functions that have puzzled thinkers for centuries. Written by seven leaders in the field, Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience informs readers at all levels about the growing canon of cognitive neuroscience, and makes clear the many challenges that remain to be solved by the next generation. KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS * Authorative Textbook for an Emerging Discipline, drawing together the research and theory developed in the field over the last two decades and is written by seven leaders in the field * Emphasis on Brain Function, integrating technology and research examples throughout * Clearly structured with logical progression of chapters that matches onto courses easily * Richly illustrated in full colour throughout * Accessible Pedagogy includes chapter introductions, end-of-chapter summaries, boxed material on topics of special interest, extensive references, appendix that covers the essentials of neural signalling, and extensive glossary of key terms * Free Sylvius 4.0 download included with every book including an interactive tutorial on human neuroanatomy, and a digital atlas of human brain structure (see below) STUDENT SUPPLEMENTS * Companion Website available at www.sinauer.com/cogneuro: Offers a range of study tools such as Chapter Summaries, Chapter Outlines, Animations, Key Terms, Flash Cards, and Online Quizzes. * Sylvius 4.0: Interactive Atlas and Visual Glossary of the Human Central Nervous System By S. Mark Williams, Leonard E. White, and Andrew C. Mace The new Sylvius 4.0 provides a unique computer-based learning environment for exploring and understanding the structure of the human central nervous system. Sylvius 4.0 features fully annotated surface views of the human brain, as well as interactive tools for dissecting the central nervous system and viewing fully annotated cross-sections of preserved specimens and living subjects imaged by magnetic resonance. This newly expanded and reconfigured Sylvius 4.0 is more than a conventional atlas; it incorporates a comprehensive, visually rich, searchable database of more than 500 neuroanatomical terms that are concisely defined and visualized in photographs, magnetic resonance images, and illustrations from Neuroscience, Fourth Edition. For users familiar with its predecessors, this version of Sylvius unites the atlas content and utility of SylviusPro (and earlier versions of Sylvius) with the reference content of SylviusVG (and Sylvius for Neuroscience), making this version of Sylvius a single source for teaching and understanding the organization of the human central nervous system. The new Sylvius 4.0 is an excellent resource for neuroscience educators, medical students, physical therapy students, other postgraduate and professional learners, as well as undergraduate pre-medical and biological psychology students.
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DALE PURVES, Duke University, USA.
ELIZABETH BRANNON, Duke University, USA.
ROBERTO CABEZA, Duke University, USA.
SCOTT A. HUETTEL, Duke University, USA.
KEVIN LABAR, Duke University, USA.
MICHAEL PLATT, Duke University, USA.
MARTY WOLDORFF, Duke University, USA.
Introduction: What Is Cognitive Neuroscience?
PART I: PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSCIENCE AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN STUDYING COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
The Human Nervous System: Structure and Function
Relevant Principles of Cognitive Psychology
Exploring Cognitive Processes in Neural Terms
PART II: PRINCIPLES OF SENSORY PROCESSING AND PERCEPTION
Overview of Sensory Processing
The Perception of Visual Stimuli
The Perception of Auditory Stimuli
Mechanosensory and Chemosensory Perception
PART III: PRINCIPLES OF MOTOR PROCESSING AND MOTOR BEHAVIOR
Motor Systems and Motor Control
Computation and Cognition in the Motor System
PART IV: PRINCIPLES OF ATTENTION
Overview of Attention
Effects of Attention on Sensory Processing
Attentional Control and Attentional Systems
PART V: PRINCIPLES OF MEMORY
Memory and the Brain: From Cells to Systems
PART VI: PRINCIPLES OF EMOTION AND SOCIAL COGNITION
Overview of Emotions
Emotional Influences on Cognitive Functions
PART VII: PRINCIPLES OF SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION
Overview of Speech and Language
The Neural Bases of Language
Representation of Time and Number
PART VIII: PRINCIPLES OF EXECUTIVE PROCESSING
Executive Control Systems
Reasoning and Problem Solving
PART IX: EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING CONSCIOUSNESS
Evolution of Brain and Cognition
Development of the Brain and Its Cognitive Functions
Appendix: Neural Signalling
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