A Short Guide to Brain Imaging: The Neuroscience of Human Cognition by Richard E. Passingham

A Short Guide to Brain Imaging: The Neuroscience of Human Cognition

byRichard E. Passingham, James B. Rowe

Paperback | October 29, 2015

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Brain imaging has revolutionised the field of Psychology - once more concerned with IQ tests, reaction times and questionnaires. Most Psychology departments now have access to an MRI scanner - some have even renamed themselves as departments of cognitive neuroscience. Yet brain imaging can bea minefield, whichever discipline you approach it from. If you are a psychologist, you will have been taught how to do behavioural experiments, but may know little neuroanatomy or neurophysiology. If you are a neurologist or psychiatrist, then you may know the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, butnot know how to carry out experiments on mental phenomena. This is a practical guide to brain imaging, showing how it can advance a true neuroscience of human cognition. It is accessible to those starting out in imaging, whilst also informative for those who have already acquired some expertise. At the heart of the book are 6 main chapters, focusing on -the signal, experimental methods, anatomy, functional specialisation, functional systems, and other methods.For students and researchers in psychology and neuroscience, this is the essential companion when embarking on brain imaging studies.

About The Author

Richard E. Passingham received a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Oxford, UK, and a Ph.D from the University of London, UK. He returned to Oxford in 1971 and was made a University Lecturer and Fellow of Wadham College in 1976. He was made an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the MRC Cyclotron Unit in 1988 and then an Ho...

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Title:A Short Guide to Brain Imaging: The Neuroscience of Human CognitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0 inPublished:October 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The signal3. Experimental methods4. Anatomy5. Functional specialization6. Functional systems7. Other methods8. The neuroscience of human cognition