Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience : A Beginner's Guide
Baars, Bernard J.
Gage, Nicole M.
Academic Pr 2012/01
463 p. col. ill. ; 24 cm.
エルゼビア社 心理学・神経科学 関連書 特集
Winner of a 2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association.
Offers a guide to cognitive neuroscience. This title takes a thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. It offers ancillary support that saves instructors time and facilitates learning - test questions, image collection, lecture slides, and more.
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1. Mind and brain 1.0. An invitation 2.0. Basic concepts 3.0. Hot debates 4.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 2. A useful framework 1.0. Brain regions and their functions 2.0. Cognitive functions 3.0. Using the functional diagram 4.0. Small and large mental capacities 5.0. Summary 6.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 3. The nerve cell 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Basic features 3.0. How neurons combine 4.0. Neural computing 5.0. The brain code: maps + waves 6.0. Learning and adaptation 7.0. Summary 8.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 4. The brain 1.0. Introduction 2.0. The cortex 3.0. Below the cortex 4.0. Summary 5.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 5. Brain imaging 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Electrical and magnetic fields 3.0. Functional neuroimaging: a bold new world 4.0. Correlation and causation 5.0. Summary 6.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 6. The art of seeing 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Functional organization of the visual system 3.0. Theories of visual consciousness: where does it happen? 4.0. Brain areas necessary for visual awareness: lesion studies 5.0. Now you see it, now you don't! 6.0. Summary 7.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 7. Sound, speech, and music perception 1.0. Introduction 2.0. The central auditory system 3.0. Functional mapping of auditory processing 4.0. Speech perception 5.0. Music perception 6.0. Learning and plasticity 7.0. Auditory awareness and imagery 8.0. Summary 9.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 8. The brain is conscious 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Waking: purposeful thoughts and actions 3.0. Attention 4.0. Executive control 5.0. Dreaming 6.0. Deep sleep: ups and downs 7.0. Exceptional states of mind 8.0. Summary 9.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 9. Learning and memory 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Episodic learning 3.0. Making memories last 4.0. When memories are lost 5.0. A debate: is consciousness needed for episodic learning? 6.0. Does semantic memory come from episodic traces? 7.0. Control of memory 8.0. Summary 9.0. Drawing exercises Chapter 10. Thinking 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Explicit thinking 3.0. Mental effort 4.0. Concepts 5.0. Implicit thinking 6.0. Summary 7.0. Study questions Chapter 11. Language 1.0. Introduction 2.0. The nature of language 3.0. Speaking 4.0. Words and meanings 5.0. Syntax and sequencing 6.0. Speech and melody 7.0. Meaning 8.0. Thoughts before language 9.0. Summary 10.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 12. Decisions, goals, and actions 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Structure of the frontal lobes 3.0. A closer look at frontal lobe functions 4.0. Neuroimaging the executive brain 5.0. Damage to the executive brain 6.0. A current view of organizing principles of the frontal lobes 7.0. Toward a unified theory of frontal lobe function 8.0. Study questions and drawing exercises Chapter 13. Social cognition 1.0. Overview 2.0. An organizing framework for social cognition 3.0. Social cognition in the brain 4.0. Emotion and the social brain 5.0. Chapter review 6.0. Study questions Chapter 14. Growing up 1.0. Introduction 2.0. Prenatal development: from blastocyst to baby 3.0. The developing brain: a lifetime of change 4.0. Developing mind and brain 5.0. Early brain damage and developmental plasticity 6.0. Summary 7.0. Study questions Glossary References Index