Conversations In The Cognitive Neurosciences

Paperback | October 31, 1996

EditorMichael S. Gazzaniga

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Conversations in the Cognitive Neurosciences is a brief, informative yet informal guide to recent developments in the cognitive neurosciences by the scientists who are in the thick of things.

"Getting a fix on important questions and how to think about them from an experimental point of view is what scientists talk about, sometimes endlessly. It is those conversations that thrill and motivate," observes Michael Gazzaniga. Yet all too often these exciting interactions are lost to students, researchers, and others who are "doing" science. Conversations in the Cognitive Neurosciences brings together a series of interviews with prominent individuals in neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology that have appeared over the past few years in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

The ten interviews are divided into five sections: basic neuroscience approaches to cognition (Floyd Bloom and Mark Raichle), attentional and perceptual processes (Michael I. Posner and William T. Newsome), neural basis of memory (Randy Gallistel and Endel Tulving), language (Steven Pinker and Alfonso Caramazza), and imagery and consciousness (Stephen M. Kosslyn and Daniel C. Dennett).

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Conversations in the Cognitive Neurosciences is a brief, informative yet informal guide to recent developments in the cognitive neurosciences by the scientists who are in the thick of things. "Getting a fix on important questions and how to think about them from an experimental point of view is what scientists talk about, sometimes end...

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Conversations in the Cognitive Neurosciences is a brief, informative yet informal guide to recent developments in the cognitive neurosciences by the scientists who are in the thick of things."Getting a fix on important questions and how to think about them from an experimental point of view is what scientists talk about, sometimes end...

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Conversations in the Cognitive Neurosciences is a brief, informative yet informal guide to recent developments in the cognitive neurosciences by the scientists who are in the think of things.

Michael S. Gazzaniga is Professor of Psychology and Director for the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition, he is the Director of the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, President of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, and a member of the President's Council on Bioeth...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 7.9 × 5.4 × 0.4 inPublished:October 31, 1996Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:026257117X

ISBN - 13:9780262571173

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Conversations in the Cognitive Neurosciences is a brief, informative yet informal guide to recent developments in the cognitive neurosciences by the scientists who are in the thick of things. "Getting a fix on important questions and how to think about them from an experimental point of view is what scientists talk about, sometimes endlessly. It is those conversations that thrill and motivate", observes Michael Gazzaniga. Yet all too often these exciting interactions are lost to students, researchers, and others who are "doing" science. Conversations in the Cognitive Neurosciences brings together a series of interviews with prominent individuals in neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology that have appeared over the past few years in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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This book reports a series of conversations between Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, one of the most eminent scientists in the emerging field of cognitive neuroscience, and ten leading researchers who represent the broad spectrum of disciplines that are encompassed by this field. These conversations give a simulating and highly readable overview of the key ideas and the latest technical advances that are driving modern efforts to unravel the mysteries of mind and brain. Gazzaniga has a knack for getting each discussant to state clearly the central questions that motivate them and for keeping the focus on these 'big picture' issues. The resulting conversations give both a historical perspective and an insider's view of the field at its highest levels. The intellectual sparring will make fascinating reading for both beginners and experts alike.