Mental Processes in the Human Brain

Hardcover | April 15, 2008

EditorJon Driver, Patrick Haggard, Tim Shallice

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The scientific study of the human mind and brain has come of age with the advent of technologically advanced methods for imaging brain structure and activity in health and disease, plus computational theories of cognition. These advances are leading to sophisticated new accounts for how mentalprocesses are implemented in the human brain, but they also raise new challenges. 'Mental Processes in the Human Brain' provides an integrative overview of the rapid advances and future challenges in understanding the neurobiological basis of mental processes that are characteristically (and in some cases, perhaps uniquely) human, including: language; thought; understanding ofothers; attention; planning and decision-making; emotion; memory; prediction; and awareness itself. It also presents the latest insights into how these various processes can break down after brain injury. With chapters from some of leading figures in the brain sciences, this book will be essentialfor all those in the cognitive and brain sciences.

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The scientific study of the human mind and brain has come of age with the advent of technologically advanced methods for imaging brain structure and activity in health and disease, plus computational theories of cognition. These advances are leading to sophisticated new accounts for how mentalprocesses are implemented in the human brai...

Jon Driver is Director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College London, UK. Patrick Haggard is a Professor at the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College London, UK. Tim Shallice is a Professor of Neuropsychology at the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College L...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199230617

ISBN - 13:9780199230617

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Jon Driver, Patrick Haggard and Tim Shallice: Introduction: Mental processes in the human brain1. Mark D'Esposito: From cognitive to neural models of working memory2. Daniel L Schacter and Donna Rose Addis: The cognitive neuroscience of constructive memory: remembering the past and imagining the future3. Ray J Dolan: The human amygdala and orbital prefrontal cortex in behavioural regulation4. Peter Hagoort and Jos van Berkum: Beyond the sentence given5. Karalyn Patterson: The reign of typicality in semantic memory6. William D Marslen-Wilson and Lorraine K Tyler: Morphology, language and the brain: the decompositional substrate for language comprehension7. Patrik Vuilleumier and Jon Driver: Modulation of visual processing by attention and emotion: windows on causal interactions between human brain regions8. Sid Kouider and Stanislas Dehaene: Levels of processing during non-conscious perception: a critical review of visual masking9. Geraint Rees: Neural correlates of the contents of visual awareness in humans10. Paul W Burgess, Sam J Gilbert and Iroise Dumontheil: Function and localization within rostral prefrontal cortex (area 10)11. Donald T Stuss and Michael P Alexander: Is there a dysexecutive syndrome?12. Trevor W Robbins: Shifting and stopping: fronto-striatal substrates, neurochemical modulations and clinical implications13. Jonathan D Cohen, Samuel M McClure and Angela J Yu: Should I stay or should I go? How the human brain manages the trade-off between exploitation and exploration