The New Cognitive Neurosciences: Second Edition

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Winner of the 2002 William James Book Award presented by the Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological Association. This award is given for the best book which furthers the mission of the Society for General Psychology by bringing together researchers and ideas from the various subfields of neuroscience and psychology.

The first edition of The Cognitive Neurosciences helped to define the field. The second edition reflects the many advances that have taken place-particularly in imaging and recording techniques. From the molecular level up to that of human consciousness, the contributions cover one of the most fascinating areas of science—the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the brain/nervous system and the psychological reality of mind. The majority of the chapters in this edition of The Cognitive Neurosciences are new, and those from the first edition have been completely rewritten and updated.
This major reference work is now available online as part of MIT CogNet, The Cognitive and Brain Sciences Community online.
Sections and section editors:

- Plasticity - Ira B. Black

- Development - Pasko Rakic

- Sensory Systems - J. Anthony Movshon and Colin Blakemore

- Motor - Emilio Bizzi

- Attention - Michael I. Posner

- Memory - Endel Tulving

- Language - Willem J. M. Levelt

- Thought and Memory - Edward E. Smith and Stephen M. Kosslyn

- Emotion - Joseph E. LeDoux

- Evolution - Leda Cosmides and John Tooby

- Consciousness - Daniel L. Schacter

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Michael S. Gazzaniga is Professor of Psychology and Director for the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition, he is the Director of the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, President of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, and a member of the President's Council on Bioethetics.

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"Gazzaniga has arrayed some of the world's leaders in one of the most exciting areas of neuroscience—cognitive neuroscience—and has woven their contributions into a comprehensive and well-documented, yet accessible and provocative, overview. This book belongs on the shelf of any reader interested in the brain and behavior."
Stephen G. Waxman, Chairman, Department of Neurology, Yale Medical School

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