ISBN: 9780262013413 | 1312 pp. | September 2009

Table of Contents
Pasko Rakic and Leo M. Chalupa
  1. Development of the Primate Cerebral Cortex
Pasko Rakic, Jon I. Arellano, and Joshua Breunig
  2. Early Development of Neuronal Circuitry of the Human Prefrontal Cortex
Ivica Kostovic and Milos Judas
  3. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Uniqueness
Todd M. Preuss
  4. Unraveling the Role of Neuronal Activity in the Formation of Eye-Specific Connections
Leo M. Chalupa and Andrew D. Huberman
  5. Brain Changes Underlying the Development of Cognitive Control and Reasoning
Silvia A. Bunge, Allyson P. Mackey, and Kirstie J. Whitaker
Helen Neville and Mriganka Sur
  6. Patterning and Plasticity of Maps in the Mammalian Visual Pathway
Sam Horng and Mriganka Sur
  7. Synaptic Plasticity and Spatial Representations in the Hippocampus
Jonathan R. Whitlock and Edvard I. Moser
  8. Visual Cortical Plasticity and Perceptual Learning
Wu Li and Charles D. Gilbert
  9. Characterizing and Modulating Neuroplasticity of the Adult Human Brain
Alvaro Pascual-Leone
  10. Exercising Your Brain: Training-Related Brain Plasticity
Daphne Bavelier, C. Shawn Green, and Matthew W. G. Dye
  11. Profiles of Development and Plasticity in Human Neurocognition
Courtney Stevens and Helen Neville
Steven J. Luck and George R. Mangun
  12. Attention: Theoretical and Psychological Perspectives
Anne Treisman
  13. Mechanisms of Selective Attention in the Human Visual System: Evidence from Neuroimaging
Sabine Kastner, Stephanie A. McMains, and Diane M. Beck
  14. The Frontoparietal Attention Network
Maurizio Corbetta, Chad M. Sylvester, and Gordon L. Shulman
  15. Spatiotemporal Analysis of Visual Attention
Jens-Max Hopf, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Mircea A. Schoenfeld, and Steven A. Hillyard
  16. Integration of Conflict Detection and Attentional Control Mechanisms: Combined ERP and fMRI Studies
George R. Mangun, Clifford D. Saron, and Bong J. Walsh
  17. A Right Perisylvian Neural Network for Human Spatial Orienting
Hans-Otto Karnath
  18. Spatial Deficits and Selective Attention
Lynn C. Robertson
  19. The Effect of Attention on the Responses of Individual Visual Neurons
John H. R. Maunsell
  20. Selective Attention Through Selective Neuronal Synchronization
Thilo Womelsdorf and Pascal Fries
J. Anthony Movshon and Brian A. Wandell
  21. Grandmother Cells, Symmetry, and Invariance: How the Term Arose and What the Facts Suggest
Horace Barlow
  22. Olfaction: From Percept to Molecule
Yaara Yeshurun, Hadas Lapid, Rafi Haddad, Shani Gelstien, Anat Arzi, Lee Sela, Aharon Weisbrod, Rehan Khan, and Noam Sobel
  23. Auditory Masking with Complex Stimuli
Virginia M. Richards and Gerald Kidd, Jr.
  24. Insights into Human Auditory Processing Gained from Perceptual Learning
Beverly A. Wright and Yuxuan Zhang
  25. Auditory Object Analysis
Timothy D. Griffiths, Sukhbinder Kumar, Katharina von Kriegstein, Tobias Overath, Klaas E. Stephan, and Karl J. Friston
  26. The Cone Photoreceptor Mosaic in Normal and Defective Color Vision
Joseph Carroll, Geunyoung Yoon, and David R. Williams
  27. Bayesian Approaches to Color Vision
David H. Brainard
  28. Wiring of Receptive Fields and Functional Maps in Primary Visual Cortex
Dario L. Ringach
  29. Encoding and Decoding with Neural Populations in the Primate Cortex
Eyal Seidemann, Yuzhi Chen, and Wilson S. Geisler
  30. Perceptual Filling-in: From Experimental Data to Neural Network Modeling
Rainer Goebel and Peter De Weerd
  31. Neural Transformation of Object Information by Ventral Pathway Visual Cortex
Charles E. Connor, Anitha Pasupathy, Scott Brincat, and Yukako Yamane
  32. The Cognitive and Neural Development of Face Recognition in Humans
Elinor McKone, Kate Crookes, and Nancy Kanwisher
  33. Roles of Visual Area MT in Depth Perception
Gregory C. DeAngelis
  34. Multisensory Integration for Heading Perception in Macaque Visual Cortex
Dora E. Angelaki, Yong Gu, and Gregory C. DeAngelis
  35. Visual Stability during Saccadic Eye Movements
Concetta Morrone and David Burr
  36. Optimal Estimation in Sensory Systems
Eero P. Simoncelli
Scott T. Grafton and Emilio Bizzi
  37. Neurobiology of Coordinate Transformations
Emilio Bizzi and Ferdinando A. Mussa-Ivaldi
  38. Basal Ganglia and Cerebellar Circuits with the Cerebral Cortex
Richard P. Dum and Peter L. Strick
  39. The Basal Ganglia and Cognition
Ann M. Graybiel and Jonathan W. Mink
  40. Computational Neuroanatomy of Voluntary Motor Control
Reza Shadmehr and John W. Krakauer
  41. Forward Models and State Estimation in Posterior Parietal Cortex
Grant H. Mulliken and Richard A. Andersen
  42. Parallels between Sensory and Motor Information Processing
Emanuel Todorov
  43. The Mirror Neuron System: A Motor-Based Mechanism for Action and Intention Understanding
Giacomo Rizzolatti, Leonardo Fogassi, and Vittorio Gallese
  44. Relative Hierarchies and the Representation of Action
Scott T. Grafton, L. Aziz-Zadeh, and R. B. Ivry
Daniel L. Schacter
  45. Comparative Analysis of the Cortical Afferents, Intrinsic Projections, and Interconnections of the Parahippocampal Region in Monkeys and Rats
Wendy A. Suzuki
  46. Medial Temporal Lobe Function and Human Memory
Yael Shrager and Larry R. Squire
  47. Reconsolidation: A Possible Bridge between Cognitive and Neuroscientific Views of Memory
Karim Nader
  48. The Dynamic Interplay between Cognitive Control and Memory
Elizabeth A. Race, Brice A. Kuhl, David Badre, and Anthony D. Wagner
  49. Phases of Influence: How Emotion Modulates the Formation and Retrieval of Declarative Memories
Elizabeth A. Kensinger
  50. Individual Differences in the Engagement of the Cortex during an Episodic Memory Task
Michael B. Miller
  51. Constructive Memory and the Simulation of Future Events
Daniel L. Schacter, Donna Rose Addis, and Randy L. Buckner
Alfonso Caramazza
  52. The Cortical Organization of Phonological Processing
Gregory Hickok
  53. Morphological Processes in Language Production
Kevin A. Shapiro and Alfonso Caramazza
  54. Ventral and Dorsal Contributions to Word Reading
Laurent Cohen and Stanislas Dehaene
  55. The Neural Basis of Syntactic Processing
David Caplan
  56. Semantic Unification
Peter Hagoort, Giosuè Baggio, and Roel M. Willems
  57. Early Language Acquisition: Neural Substrates and Theoretical Models
Patricia K. Kuhl
  58. Genetics of Language
Franck Ramus and Simon E. Fisher
  59. The Biology and Evolution of Language: “Deep Homology” and the Evolution of Innovation
W. Tecumseh Fitch
Todd F. Heatherton and Joseph E. LeDoux
  60. Ontogeny of Infant Fear Learning and the Amygdala
Regina M. Sullivan, Stephanie Moriceau, Charlis Raineki, and Tania L. Roth
  61. Emotional Reaction and Action: From Threat Processing to Goal-Directed Behavior
Joseph E. LeDoux, Daniela Schiller, and Christopher Cain
  62. Interactions of Emotion and Attention in Perception
Patrik Vuilleumier and Tobias Brosch
  63. Context Effects and the Amygdala
Paul J. Whalen and F. Caroline Davis
  64. Neurogenetic Studies of Variability in Human Emotion
Ahmad R. Hariri
  65. Components of a Social Brain
Jason P. Mitchell and Todd F. Heatherton
  66. The Neural Basis of Emotion Regulation: Making Emotion Work for You and Not Against You
Jennifer S. Beer
  67. Sharing the Emotions of Others: The Neural Bases of Empathy
Tania Singer and Susanne Leiberg
  68. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Moral Judgment
Joshua D. Greene
Elizabeth A. Phelps
  69. Prefrontal Substrate of Human Relational Reasoning
Barbara J. Knowlton and Keith J. Holyoak
  70. Decision Making and Prefrontal Executive Function
Christopher Summerfield and Etienne Koechlin
  71. Circuits in Mind: The Neural Foundations for Object Concepts
Alex Martin
  72. Semantic Cognition: Its Nature, Its Development, and Its Neural Basis
James L. McClelland, Timothy T. Rogers, Karalyn Patterson, Katia Dilkina, and Matthew Lambon Ralph
  73. Two Views of Brain Function
Marcus E. Raichle
  74. The Neuroeconomics of Simple Goal-Directed Choice (Circa 2008)
Antonio Rangel
  75. Neuroeconomics and the Study of Valuation
Paul W. Glimcher
  76. Emotion and Decision Making
Elizabeth A. Phelps and Mauricio R. Delgado
Christof Koch
  77. Comparing the Major Theories of Consciousness
Ned Block
  78. Recovery of Consciousness after Brain Injury: An Integrative Research Paradigm for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
Nicholas D. Schiff
  79. The Neurobiology of Consciousness
Christof Koch
  80. Visual Awareness
Geraint Rees
  81. The Role of Feedback in Visual Attention and Awareness
Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde
  82. Emotion and Consciousness
Michael Koenigs and Ralph Adolphs
  83. Volition and the Function of Consciousness
Hakwan Lau
  84. Toward a Theory of Consciousness
Giulio Tononi and David Balduzzi
  85. Mapping Cognitive Neuroscience: Two-Dimensional Perspectives on Twenty Years of Cognitive Neuroscience Research
John T. Bruer
  86. Reflections on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
Sheila E. Blumstein
  87. Why the Imagery Debate Won't Go Away
Stephen M. Kosslyn, William L. Thompson, and Giorgio Ganis
  88. Looking Toward the Future: Perspectives on Examining the Architecture and Function of the Human Brain as a Complex System
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Karl W. Doron, and Chadd M. Funk
  89. The Landscape of Cognitive Neuroscience: Challenges, Rewards, and New Perspectives
Elissa M. Aminoff, Daniela Balslev, Paola Borroni, Ronald E. Bryan, Elizabeth F. Chua, Jasmin Cloutier, Emily S. Cross, Trafton Drew, Chadd M. Funk, Ricardo Gil-da-Costa, Scott A. Guerin, Julie L. Hall, Kerry E. Jordan, Ayelet N. Landau, Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, Leila Montaser-Kouhsari, Jonas K. Olofsson, Susanne Quadflieg, Leah H. Somerville, Jocelyn L. Sy, Lucina Q. Uddin, and Makiko Yamada


The Cognitive Neurosciences, 4th Edition


Each edition of this classic reference has proved to be a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The fourth edition of The Cognitive Neurosciences continues to chart new directions in the study of the biologic underpinnings of complex cognition—the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the nervous system and the psychological reality of the mind. The material in this edition is entirely new, with all chapters written specifically for it.

Since the publication of the third edition, the field of cognitive neuroscience has made rapid and dramatic advances; fundamental stances are changing and new ideas are emerging. This edition reflects the vibrancy of the field, with research in development and evolution that finds a dynamic growth pattern becoming specific and fixed, and research in plasticity that sees the neuronal systems always changing; exciting new empirical evidence on attention that also verifies many central tenets of longstanding theories; work that shows the boundaries of the motor system pushed further into cognition; memory research that, paradoxically, provides insight into how humans imagine future events; pioneering theoretical and methodological work in vision; new findings on how genes and experience shape the language faculty; new ideas about how the emotional brain develops and operates; and research on consciousness that ranges from a novel mechanism for how the brain generates the baseline activity necessary to sustain conscious experience to a bold theoretical attempt to make the problem of qualia more tractable.