Methods in Mind


The evolution of cognitive neuroscience has been spurred by the development of increasingly sophisticated investigative techniques to study human cognition. In Methods in Mind, experts examine the wide variety of tools available to cognitive neuroscientists, paying particular attention to the ways in which different methods can be integrated to strengthen empirical findings and how innovative uses for established techniques can be developed. The book will be a uniquely valuable resource for the researcher seeking to expand his or her repertoire of investigative techniques.

Each chapter explores a different approach. These include transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive neuropsychiatry, lesion studies in nonhuman primates, computational modeling, psychophysiology, single neurons and primate behavior, grid computing, eye movements, fMRI, electroencephalography, imaging genetics, magnetoencephalography, neuropharmacology, and neuroendocrinology. As mandated, authors focus on convergence and innovation in their fields; chapters highlight such cross-method innovations as the use of the fMRI signal to constrain magnetoencephalography, the use of electroencephalography (EEG) to guide rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation at a specific frequency, and the successful integration of neuroimaging and genetic analysis. Computational approaches depend on increased computing power, and one chapter describes the use of distributed or grid computing to analyze massive datasets in cyberspace. Each chapter author is a leading authority in the technique discussed.

Peyman Adjamian, Peter A. Bandettini, Mark Baxter, Anthony S. David, James Dobson, Ian Foster, Michael Gazzaniga, Dietmar G. Heinke, Stephen Hall, John M. Henderson, Glyn W. Humphreys, Andreas Meyer-Lindenburg, Venkata Mattay, Elisabeth A. Murray, Gina Rippon, Tamara Russell, Carl Senior, Philip Shaw, Krish D. Singh, Marc A. Sommer, Lauren Stewart, John D. Van Horn, Jens Voeckler, Vincent Walsh, Daniel R. Weinberger, Michael Wilde, Jeffrey Woodward, Robert H. Wurtz, Eun Young Yoon, Yong Zhao Carl Senior, Tamara Russell and Michael S. Gazzaniga

Table of Contents

  1. Preface: Cognitive Neuroscience: The Evolution of a Discipline
  2. 1. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Human Cognition

    Lauren Stewart and Vincent Walsh

  3. 2. The Cognitive Neuropsychiatric Approach

    Philip Shaw and Anthony S. David

  4. 3. Cognitive Neuroscience and Nonhuman Primates: Lesion Studies

    Elisabeth A. Murray and Mark G. Baxter

  5. 4. Cognitive Neuropsychology and Computational Modeling: The Contribution of Computational Neuroscience to Understanding the Mind

    Glyn W. Humphreys, Dietmar G. Heinke, and Eun Young Yoon

  6. 5. Skin Conductance: A Psychophysiological Approach to the Study of Decision Making

    Nasir H. Naqvi and Antoine Bechara

  7. 6. Single Neurons and Primate Behavior

    Robert H. Wurtz and Marc A. Sommer

  8. 7. Grid Computing and the Future of Neuroscience Computation

    John D. Van Horn, James Dobson, Michael Wilde, Jeffrey Woodward, Yong Zhao, Jens Voeckler, and Ian Foster

  9. 8. Eye Movements

    John M. Henderson

  10. 9. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Peter A. Bandettini

  11. 10. Electroencephalography

    Gina Rippon

  12. 11. Imaging Genetics

    Venkata S. Mattay, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, and Daniel R. Weinberger

  13. 12. Magnetoencephalography

    Krish D. Singh

  14. 13. The Chemistry of Cognition

    Stephen D. Hall and Peyman Adjamian

  15. Contributors
  16. Index