Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Paperback | October 15, 2000

EditorJohan J. Bolhuis

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Cognitive neuroscience has been the most productive, and arguably the most exciting area of growth in psychology and neuroscience over recent years, with remarkable insights into the brain mechanisms of cognitive abilities being gained from studies of both animals and humans. Johan Bolhuis hasbrought together a stellar list of contributors, including, amongst others, Patrick Bateson, Lawrence Weiskrantz, Robert Hinde, Eric Kandel, Mark Johnson, and James McGaugh to provide a truly authoritative and comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of the essential neural mechanisms ofperception, learning, and memory. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates, and postgraduates, the book describes the latest advances in the most important fields of cognitive neuroscience. Brain, Perception, Memory will be an invaluable reference work and textbook for advanced studentsand researchers in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and animal behaviour.

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Cognitive neuroscience has been the most productive, and arguably the most exciting area of growth in psychology and neuroscience over recent years, with remarkable insights into the brain mechanisms of cognitive abilities being gained from studies of both animals and humans. Johan Bolhuis hasbrought together a stellar list of contribu...

Johan J. Bolhuis is at University of Leiden.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part one: Mechanisms of perception and attention1. From vision to action: How the primate brain encodes and remembers visuo-motor space2. Integrating information from different senses in the superior colliculus3. Response synchronization, a neural code for relatedness4. Visual attention in mind and brain5. Predispositions in perceptual and cognitive developmentPart two: Learning and memory: molecules, cells and circuits6. Neural mechanisms of olfactory recognition memory7. The neural basis of avian song learning and perception8. The avian hippocampal formation and memory for hoarded food: spatial learning out in the real world9. To consolidate or not to consolidate: What are the questions?10. Genetic strategies for the study of hippocampal based memory storage11. Neuronal correlates of recognition memoryPart three: Learning and memory: Cognitive systems in animals and humans12. Skill learning: the role of the cerebellum13. Brain systems and the regulation of memory consolidation14. How the brain learns about danger15. Models of memory: the case of imprinting16. The hippocampus, perirhinal cortex and memory in the monkey17. Functional neuroimaging and memory systems18. To have but not to holdPart four: Epilogue19. In Memory