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Cognitive neuroscience has been the most productive, and arguably the most exciting area of growth in psychology and neuroscience over recent years, with remarkable insights into the brain mechanisms of cognitive abilities being gained from studies of both animals and humans. Johan Bolhuis has brought together a stellar list of contributors, including, amongst others, Patrick Bateson, Lawrence Weiskrantz, Robert Hinde, Eric Kandel, Mark Johnson, and James McGaugh to provide a truly authoritative and comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of the essential neural mechanisms of perception, learning, and memory. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates, and postgraduates, the book describes the latest advances in the most important fields of cognitive neuroscience. Brain, Perception, Memory will be an invaluable reference work and textbook for advanced students and researchers in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and animal behaviour.
PART ONE: MECHANISMS OF PERCEPTION AND ATTENTION; 1. From vision to action: How the primate brain encodes and remembers visuo-motor space; 2. Integrating information from different senses in the superior colliculus; 3. Response synchronization, a neural code for relatedness; 4. Visual attention in mind and brain; 5. Predispositions in perceptual and cognitive development; PART TWO: LEARNING AND MEMORY: MOLECULES, CELLS AND CIRCUITS; 6. Neural mechanisms of olfactory recognition memory; 7. The neural basis of avian song learning and perception; 8. The avian hippocampal formation and memory for hoarded food: spatial learning out in the real world; 9. To consolidate or not to consolidate: What are the questions?; 10. Genetic strategies for the study of hippocampal based memory storage; 11. Neuronal correlates of recognition memory; PART THREE: LEARNING AND MEMORY: COGNITIVE SYSTEMS IN ANIMALS AND HUMANS; 12. Skill learning: the role of the cerebellum; 13. Brain systems and the regulation of memory consolidation; 14. How the brain learns about danger; 15. Models of memory: the case of imprinting; 16. The hippocampus, perirhinal cortex and memory in the monkey; 17. Functional neuroimaging and memory systems; 18. To have but not to hold; PART FOUR: EPILOGUE; 19. In Memory
There is no doubt that postgraduate students and researchers in cognitive neuroscience will find this book to be a useful tool and I would not hesitate to recommend it ... The relatively short length of the essays and their overview of current research, make them ideal reading material for more advanced researchers ... The book therefore serves as an ideal starting place for cognitive psychologists who want to know more about cognitive neuroscience. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 16