The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: The Cutting Edges: Volume 2

ISBN : 9780199988709

Kevin Ochsner; Stephen M. Kosslyn
512 Pages
189 x 257 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
Oxford Library of Psychology
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Cognitive neuroscience has grown into a rich and complex discipline, some 35 years after the term was coined. Given the great expanse of the field, an inclusive and authoritative resource such as this handbook is needed for examining the current state-of-the-science in cognitive neuroscience. Spread across two volumes, the 59 chapters included in this handbook systemically survey all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, spanning perception, attention, memory, language, emotion, self and social cognition, higher cognitive functions, and clinical applications. Additional chapters cover topics ranging from the use of top-down cognitive processes in visual perception to the representation and recognition of objects and spatial relations; attention and its relationship to action as well as visual motor control; language and related core abilities including semantics, speech perception and production, the distinction between linguistic competence and performance, and the capacity for written language. Special coverage is also given to chapters describing the psychopharmacology of cognition, the theory of mind, the neuroscience underlying the regulation of emotion, and neuropsychological and neuroimaging evidence that supports the special status of self-knowledge in memory. This handbook provides a comprehensive compendium of research on cognitive neuroscience that will be widely accessible to students, researchers, and professionals working in this exciting and growing field.


1. Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we now?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn
Part One: Perception
2. Representation of Objects
Kalanit Grill-Spector
3. Representation of Spatial Relations
Bruno Laeng
4. Top-down Effects in Visual Perception
Moshe Bar and Andreja Bubic
5. Neural Underpinning of Object Mental Imagery, Spatial Imagery, and Motor Imagery
Gregoire Borst
6. Looking at the Nose Through Human Behavior, and at Human Behavior Through the Nose
Roni Kahana and Noam Sobel
7. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
Petr Janata
8. Audition
Josh H. McDermott
9. Neural Correlates of the Development of Speech Perception and Comprehension
Angela D. Friederici and Claudia Mannel
10. Perceptual Disorders
Josef Zihl
Part Two: Attention
11. Varieties of Auditory Attention
Claude Alain, Stephen R. Arnott, and Benjamin J. Dyson
12. Spatial Attention
Jeffrey Nicol
13. Attention and Action
14. The Visual Control of Action
Melvyn A. Goodale
15. Development of Attention
M. Rosario Rueda
16. Attentional Disorders
Laure Pisella, A. Blangero, C. Tilikete, D. Biotti, G. Rode, A. Vighetto, J.B. Mattingley, and Y. Rossetti
Part Three: Memory
17. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Semantic Memory
Eiling Yee, Evangelia G. Chrysikou, and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill
18. Cognitive Neuroscience of Episodic Memory
Lila Davachi and Jared Danker
19. Working Memory
Bradley R. Buchsbaum and Mark D'Esposito
20. Motor Skill Learning
Rachael D. Seidler, Bryan L. Benson, Nathaniel B. Boyden, and Youngbin Kwak
21. Memory Consolidation
John T. Wixted and Denise J. Cai
22. Age-related Decline in Working Memory and Episodic Memory: Contributions of the Prefrontal Cortex and Medial Temporal Lobes
Sander Daselaar and Roberto Cabeza
23. Memory Disorders
Barbara A Wilson and Jessica Fish
Part Four: Language
24. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Written Language: The Neural Substrates of Reading and Writing
Kyrana Tsapkini and Argye E. Hillis
25. Neural Systems Underlying Speech Perception
Sheila E. Blumstein and Emily B. Myers
26. Multi-modal Speech Perception
Agnes Alsius, Ewen MacDonald, and Kevin Munhall
27. The Organization of Conceptual Knowledge of Objects in the Human Brain
Bradford Z. Mahon and Alfonso Caramazza
28. A Parallel Architecture Model of Language Processing
Ray Jackendoff
Part Five: Conclusion
29. Epilogue to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we going?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn
1. Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we now?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn
Part One: Emotion
2. Salience, State, and Expression: The Influence of Specific Aspects of Emotion on Attention and Perception
Rebecca M. Todd and Adam K. Anderson
3. Emotion: Generation or Construction?
Jennifer M.B. Fugate, Kristen A. Lindquist, and Lisa Feldman Barrett
4. The Neuroscience of Emotion Regulation: Basic Mechanisms and Their Role in Development, Aging, and Psychopathology
Jennifer A. Silvers, Jason T. Buhle, and Kevin N. Ochsner
5. Impact of Emotion on Cognition
Luiz Pessoa
6. Genetics and Emotion
Andreia Santos, Lukas Pezawas, and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
7. Visceromotor Sensation and Control
Fred W. Mast
8. Development of Emotion and Social Reasoning in Adolescence
Eveline A. Crone and Berna Guroglu
Part Two: Self and Social Cognition
9. Self-knowledge
Joseph M. Moran, William M. Kelley, and Todd F. Heatherton
10. Perception of Nonverbal Cues
Aina Puce
11. Face Recognition
Rankin W. McGugin and Isabel Gauthier
12. The Cognitive and Neural Basis of Impression Formation
Alexander Todorov and Peter Mende-Siedlecki
13. Theory of Mind: How Brains Think about Thoughts
Rebecca Saxe
14. The Pleasures and Pains of Social Interactions: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
Naomi I. Eisenberger and Keely A. Muscatell
15. The Neural Underpinnings of the Experience of Empathy: Lessons for Psychopathy
Jean Decety
16. Mirror Neurons and the Perception-Action Link
Vittorio Gallese
17. The Early Development of the Brain Bases for Social Cognition
Tobias Grossmann and Mark H. Johnson
Part Three: Higher Cognitive Functions
18. Conflict Monitoring and Cognitive Control
Nick Yeung
19. Hierarchical Cognitive Control and the Functional Organization of the Frontal Cortex
David Badre
20. Thinking
Kalina Christoff
21. Decision Neuroscience
Maya U. Shankar and Samuel M. McClure
22. Categorization
Bradley C. Love
23. Expectancies and Beliefs: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience
Lauren Y. Atlas and Tor D. Wager
24. Cognitive Neuroscience of Numerical Cognition
Daniel Ansari and Stephan E. Vogel
25. Psychopharmacology of Cognition
TW Robbins
Part Four: Clinical Applications
26. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Chandan J. Vaidya
27. PTSD
J. Douglas Bremner
28. Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia considered from a cognitive neuroscience perspective
Karina S. Blair and R.J.R. Blair
29. The Neurobiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Samuel R. Chamberlain and Naomi A. Fineberg
Part Five: Conclusion
30. Epilogue to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where are we going?
Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen M. Kosslyn

About the author: 

Kevin N. Ochsner, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, and Director of Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Columbia University. Stephen M. Kosslyn, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. He was formerly chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and the John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James at Harvard University.

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