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Action ScienceFoundations of an Emerging Discipline

Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline

Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018555
eISBN:
9780262312974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The emerging field of action science is characterized by a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches which share the basic functional belief that evolution has optimized cognitive ... More

Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Ralph Siegel and Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book charts a neuroscientist's journey to understand the central mysteries of consciousness. The author began his career in the neurophysiology of vision in the 1980s, just when the field was ... More

ApraxiaThe Cognitive side of motor control

Apraxia: The Cognitive side of motor control

Georg Goldenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199591510
eISBN:
9780191756344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The concept of apraxia was shaped by the German psychiatrist Hugo Liepmann some 100 years ago. He suggested that fibers connecting posterior brain regions to the motor cortex are the anatomical ... More

Attention in a Social World

Attention in a Social World

Michael I. Posner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The study of attention is central to psychology. This book presents the science of attention in a larger social context, which includes our ability voluntarily to choose and act upon an object of ... More

Beyond Pleasure and PainHow Motivation Works

Beyond Pleasure and Pain: How Motivation Works

E. Tory Higgins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765829
eISBN:
9780199918966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

How does motivation work? The classic answer is that people are motivated to approach pleasure and avoid pain, that they are motivated by “carrots and sticks.” But to understand human motivation, it ... More

The Bilingual Brain

The Bilingual Brain

Arturo E. Hernandez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199828111
eISBN:
9780199345366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828111.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The book considers the nature of the bilingual brain by framing it around three specific issues: age of acquisition, language proficiency and cognitive control. To achieve this the book is divided ... More

Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad BehaviorScientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad Behavior: Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, and Julian Savulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844180
eISBN:
9780199369607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844180.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology

Many decisions in the legal system and elsewhere depend on predictions of bad behaviors, including crimes and mental illnesses. Some scientists have suggested recently that these predictions can ... More

BlindsightA Case Study and Implications

Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

L. Weiskrantz

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Damage to a particular area of the brain — the neocortex — is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients who have suffered from this form of blindness have nevertheless ... More

Brain and MemoryModulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

James L. McGaugh, Norman M. Weinberger, and Gary Lynch

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082944
eISBN:
9780199847877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082944.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book looks at what we have learned over the last century in attempting to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experiences. The major central ... More

Brain ImagingWhat it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Brain Imaging: What it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Robert G. Shulman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199838721
eISBN:
9780199345373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838721.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Magnetic resonance imaging methods, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), have taken a commanding position in brain studies because they allow ... More

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