The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology

Hardcover | December 12, 2013

EditorAnjan Chatterjee, H. Branch Coslett

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The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience takes a close look at what we can learn about our minds from how brain damage impairs our cognitive and emotional systems. This approach has a long and rich tradition dating back to the 19th century. With the rise of new technologies, such as functionalneuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation, interest in mind-brain connections among scientists and the lay public has grown exponentially. Behavioral neurology and neuropsychology offer critical insights into the neuronal implementation of large-scale cognitive and affective systems. The book starts out by making a strong case for the role of single case studies as a way to generate new hypotheses and advance the field. This chapter is followed by a review of work done before the First World War demonstrating that the theoretical issues that investigators faced then remainfundamentally relevant to contemporary cognitive neuroscientists. The rest of the book covers central topics in cognitive neuroscience including the nature of memory, language, perception, attention, motor control, body representations, the self, emotions, and pharmacology. There are chapters on modeling and neuronal plasticity as well as on visual art and creativity. Each of these chapters take pains to clarify how this research strategy informs our understanding of these large scale systems by scrutinizing the systematic nature of their breakdown. Taken together, thechapters show that the roots of cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neurology and neuropsychology, continue to ground our understanding of the biology of mind and are as important today as they were 150 years ago.

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The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience takes a close look at what we can learn about our minds from how brain damage impairs our cognitive and emotional systems. This approach has a long and rich tradition dating back to the 19th century. With the rise of new technologies, such as functionalneuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation,...

Anjan Chatterjee, MD, is Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chatterjee is a cognitive neurologist who has published widely on visual-spatial and temporal cognition, language, aesthetics and ethics. His work encompasses research with focally brain-damaged patients as well as functional neuroimaging of normal h...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Anjan Chatterjee and H. Branch Coslett: PrefaceContributors1. Ken Heilman: The Case for Case Reports2. Heidi Roth: We stand on the shoulders of giants: The golden era of behavioral neurology 1860-1950 and its relevance to cognitive neuroscience today3. Mieke Verfaellie, Margaret M. Keane: Deconstructing Human Memory: Insights from Amnesia4. Anastasia M. Raymer and Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi: Semantic Memory5. David Roeltgen and Elizabeth Lacey: Alexias and Agraphias6. Steven Rapscak: Face Recognition7. Mark Mennemeier: Arousal, Attention, and Perception8. A. M. Barrett: Perceptual-attentional "where" and motor-intentional "aiming" spatial systems9. Anne Foundas: Limb apraxia10. H. Branch Coslett: Body representations11. Todd Feinberg: Pathologies of the Self12. Lee X. Blonder: The Neurology of Emotional Expression13. Kimford J. Meador: Behavioral and Cognitive Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs14. David Q. Beversdorf: Neuropsychopharmacology and Cognition15. Steven E. Nadeau: Attractor Basins: A Neural Basis for the Conformation of Knowledge16. Victor W. Mark: Plasticity17. Anjan Chatterjee: Visual Art18. Valeria Drago and Glen R. Finney: Creativity19. Edward Valenstein and Robert T. Watson: Kenneth M. Heilman and the early years of behavioral neurology at the University of Florida