The Neurobiology of Cognition and Behavior

Hardcover | December 1, 2015

byJohn Hart

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Neurobiology of Cognition and Behavior is one of the initial textbooks of brain mapping in the field of cognitive neuroscience. This well-researched text by a leading expert in the field provides a foundational map of the human brain for cognition and behavior. This comprehensive map ofessential human thinking and emotion is based on the explosion in the field of functional neuroimaging studies (fMRI, PET) in the normally functioning human brain. The approach of this text is to confirm the association of these brain regions by verifying that damage to the activated brain arearesults in a consistent deficit in the cognitive/behavioral operation under investigation.The approach used to form this view of mapping brain and cognition is based on cognitive neuroscience principles of defining dissociable, fine-grained cognitive units and associating these units with brain regions encoding for these units or aspects of the units from both functional imaging andlesion studies. These cognitive-brain relationships are incorporated into clinical syndromes to account for the behavior of these patients after a lesion occurs, with the added feature of presenting patient videos demonstrating the disrupted cognitive behaviors. This comprehensive textbook provides a framework of the basic architecture of cognition in the brain with this combination of activation and lesion study confirmation of the brain-behavior associations. This basic framework is useful for those students studying the interaction of cognitive scienceand neuroanatomy as well as being relevant to the experienced neuroscientist researcher or clinician.

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Neurobiology of Cognition and Behavior is one of the initial textbooks of brain mapping in the field of cognitive neuroscience. This well-researched text by a leading expert in the field provides a foundational map of the human brain for cognition and behavior. This comprehensive map ofessential human thinking and emotion is based on t...

John Hart, Jr., M.D., is Jane and Bud Smith Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience. He is Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and Medical Science Director at The Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190219033

ISBN - 13:9780190219031

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Cognition, Behavior, Brain, and Networks2. Basic Neuroanatomy Review3. Classic Aphasia Syndromes4. Integrated Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to the Neural Basis of Language5. Praxis6. Episodic Memory and Amnesia7. Higher-Order Visual Processing8. Higher-Order Sensory Processing9. Executive Functions/Cognitive Control Functions10. Working Memory11. Emotional Organization12. White Matter and Cognition13. Network Lesion Models14. ConclusionsIndex

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"John Hart's The Neurobiology of Cognition and Behavior is a superb text from one of the greatest minds in the field. He starts by offering a conceptual framework and lexicon in simple but elegant language that provide the student with a unique tool for plumbing the depths of cognitiveneuroscience in a critical fashion. Throughout the book, a respect for the history of the field is woven into a tapestry with recent lesion and neuroimaging work with an unmatched clarity. Although written in a language that will hold the interest of the neophyte, even the most seasoned cognitiveneuroscientists teaching from this text will find novel and valuable insights. It is written in the engaging style we have come to expect from John Hart. I could not recommend any text more highly. Bravo!" --Bruce A. Crosson, PhD, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA