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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

The Anatomy of BiasHow Neural Circuits Weigh the Options

The Anatomy of Bias: How Neural Circuits Weigh the Options

Jan Lauwereyns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262123105
eISBN:
9780262277990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262123105.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This book examines the neural underpinnings of decision-making using “bias” as its core concept, rather than the more common but noncommittal terms “selection” and “attention.” It offers an ... More

Animal ThinkingContemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Do animals have cognitive maps? Do they possess knowledge? Do they plan for the future? Do they understand that others have mental lives of their own? This volume provides a state-of-the-art ... More

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better DecisionsEnvisioning Health Care 2020

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge—on the part of both doctors and patients. The studies in ... More

Better Than Conscious?Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Better Than Conscious?: Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Christoph Engel and Wolf Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262195805
eISBN:
9780262272353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Conscious control enables human decision makers to override routines, to exercise willpower, to find innovative solutions, to learn by instruction, to decide collectively, and to justify their ... More

Blind VisionThe Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Zaira Cattaneo and Tomaso Vecchi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Can a blind person see? The very idea seems paradoxical. And yet, if we conceive of “seeing” as the ability to generate internal mental representations that may contain visual details, the idea of ... More

The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Patrick McNamara

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) suffer most visibly with such motor deficits as tremor and rigidity and less obviously with a range of nonmotor symptoms, including autonomic dysfunction, mood ... More

The Cognitive Neuroscience of MindA Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Kathleen Baynes, George R. Mangun, and Elizabeth A. Phelps (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The essays in this book, on a range of topics in the cognitive neurosciences, report on the progress in the field over the years and reflect on the many groundbreaking scientific contributions and ... More

The Cognitive-Emotional BrainFrom Interactions to Integration

The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration

Luiz Pessoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019569
eISBN:
9780262314756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019569.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The idea that a specific brain circuit constitutes the emotional brain (and its corollary, that cognition resides elsewhere) shaped thinking about emotion and the brain for many years. Recent ... More

A Computational Perspective on Visual Attention

A Computational Perspective on Visual Attention

John K. Tsotsos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015417
eISBN:
9780262295420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015417.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Although William James declared in 1890, “Everyone knows what attention is,” today, there are many different and sometimes opposing views on the subject. This fragmented theoretical landscape may ... More

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