Electrophysiology of Mind: Event-related Brain Potentials and Cognition by Michael D. Rugg

Electrophysiology of Mind: Event-related Brain Potentials and Cognition

EditorMichael D. Rugg, Michael G. H. Coles

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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This splendid volume reviews a productive period of research aimed at connecting brain and mind through the use of scalp- recorded brain potentials to chart the temporal course of information processing in the human brain .... The book that Rugg, Coles, and their collaborators have producedcan serve both as a summary of where we have been and as a pointer of the way ahead." M Posner Event-related potential (ERP) methodology has long been used in neuroscience to measure electrical activity in the brain. It has become clear, however, that it can be a powerful took in studying andilluminating central psychological issues relating to attention, information, processing, dynamics, memory, and language. Linking this technology to newer imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it becomes possible to build up aspatial and temporal picture of the brain during the performance of high-level skills. This volume provides strong evidence that cognitive psychology can benefit from the use of brain electrical activity, and will be of great interest to neuroscientists and psychologists alike.

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Michael D. Rugg is at University of St Andrews. Michael G. H. Coles is at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Title:Electrophysiology of Mind: Event-related Brain Potentials and CognitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198524168

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Table of Contents

1. M.G.H. Coles and M.D. Rugg: Event-related brain potentials: an introduction2. M.D. Rugg and M.G.H. Coles: The ERP and cognitive psychology: conceptual issues3. G.R. Mangun and S.A. Hillyard: Mechanisms and models of selective attention4. M.G.H. Coles, H. Smid, M. Scheffers, L. Otten: Mental chronometry and the study of human information processing5. M.D. Rugg: ERP studies of memory6. L. Osterhout and P. Holcomb: Event-related potentials and language comprehension

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`it pervaded by the same spirit throughout the various chapters ... the book ... represents a tangible demonstration of the advances made possible in various fields of cognition ... I enjoyed reading all the chapters.'Brain, Vol. 120, No. 3