Handbook of Functional Neuroimaging of Cognition


With its strong theoretical focus, this book serves as an essential resource on the functional neuroimaging of cognitive processes and on the latest discoveries obtained through positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques. It is organized into three sections. The first covers the history and methods of PET and fMRI, as well as cognitive networks, showing how the brain regions involved in the different cognitive processes interact. The second part, the book's core, covers PET and fMRI findings in specific domains: attention, visual recognition, language, semantic memory, episodic memory, and working memory. The third part covers the effects of aging on brain activity during cognitive performance and also examines research with neuropsychologically impaired patients.

Contributors: Jeffrey Binder, Randy L. Buckner, Roberto Cabeza, Mark D'Esposito, Paul Downing, Russell Epstein, Karl J. Friston, John D.E. Gabrieli, Todd C. Handy, Joseph B. Hopfinger, Nancy Kanwisher, Zoe Kourtzi, Jessica M. Logan, George R. Mangun, Alex Martin, A.R. McIntosh, L. Nyberg, Cathy J. Price, Marcus E. Raichle.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. 1. Functional Neuroimaging: A Historical and Physiological Perspective

    Marcus E. Raichle

  3. 2. Functional Neuroimaging Methods: PET and fMRI

    Randy L. Buckner and Jessica M. Logan

  4. 3. Functional Neuroimaging: Network Analyses

    L. Nyberg and A. R. McIntosh

  5. 4. Functional Neuroimaging of Attention

    Todd C. Handy, Joseph B. Hopfinger and George R. Mangun

  6. 5. Functional Neuroimaging of Visual Cognition

    Nancy Kanwisher, Paul Downing, Russell Epstein and Zoe Kourtzi

  7. 6. Functional Neuroimaging of Semantic Memory

    Alex Martin

  8. 7. Functional Neuroimaging of Language

    Jeffrey Binder and Cathy J. Price

  9. 8. Functional Neuroimaging of Episodic Memory

    John D. E. Gabrieli

  10. 9. Functional Neuroimaging of Working Memory

    Mark D'Esposito

  11. 10. Functional Neuroimaging of Cognitive Aging

    Robert Cabeza

  12. 11. Functional Neuroimaging of Neuropsychologically Impaired Patients

    Cathy J. Price and Karl J. Friston

  13. Contributors
  14. Index