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The Cognitive Neurosciences III
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November 2004
ISBN 0-262-07254-8
8 1/2 X 11, 1400 pp., 503 illus., 32 color
$145.00/£96.95 (CLOTH)

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From Bradford Books:
The Cognitive Neurosciences III
Third Edition
Edited by Michael S. Gazzaniga

Each edition of this classic reference has proved to be a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The third 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. Every chapter is new and each section has new participants. Features of the third edition include research that maps biological changes directly to cognitive changes; a new and integrated view of sensory systems and perceptual processes; the presentation of new developments in plasticity; recent research on the cognitive neuroscience of false memory, which reveals the constructive nature of memory retrieval; and new topics in the neuroscientific study of emotion, including the "social brain." The new final section, "Perspectives and New Directions," discusses a wide variety of topics that point toward the future of this vibrant and exciting field.

Michael S. Gazzaniga is Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Professor in Cognitive Science, and Dean of the Faculty of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Dartmouth College.

Table of Contents
 Preface
I.EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT
II.PLASTICITY
III.SENSORY SYSTEMS
IV.MOTOR SYSTEMS
V.ATTENTION
VI.MEMORY
VII.LANGUAGE
VIII.HIGHER COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
IX.EMOTION AND SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE
X.CONSCIOUSNESS
XI.PERSPECTIVES AND NEW DIRECTIONS
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