Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition
- Marie T. Banich University of Colorado at Boulder
- Rebecca J. Compton Haverford College
- ISBN-10: 0840032986 | ISBN-13: 9780840032980
- 640 Pages
- Previous Editions: 2004, 1997
- © 2011 | Published
This text balances experimental and clinical perspectives with a survey of a variety of mental functions. In a conversational style, the authors provide clear, accessible explanations of difficult concepts, making use of analogies and case studies to illustrate them. A consistent structure throughout each chapter defines a mental function and the role of each part or parts of the brain in that function, followed by a discussion of what neuropsychological syndromes say about the cognitive and neural organization of the mental function.
PART I: FUNDAMENTALS.
1. Intro to the Nervous System.
2. How Neurons Communicate.
4. Lateralization of Function.
PART II: NEURAL BASES OF MENTAL FUNCTIONS.
5. Motor Control.
6. Early Perceptual Processing.
7. Object Recognition.
8. Spatial Processing.
12. Executive Function.
13. Emotion & Social Processing.
PART III: BROAD-BASED PHENOMENA.
15. Plasticity and Development.
16. Generalized Cognitive Disorders.
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