Cognitive neuroscience: the evolution of a discipline

Carl Senior, Tamara Russell, Michael S. Gazzaniga

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Preface. The evolution of cognitive neuroscience has been spurred by the development of increasingly sophisticated investigative techniques to study human cognition. In Methods in Mind, experts examine the wide variety of tools available to cognitive neuroscientists, paying particular attention to the ways in which different methods can be integrated to strengthen empirical findings and how innovative uses for established techniques can be developed. The book will be a uniquely valuable resource for the researcher seeking to expand his or her repertoire of investigative techniques. Each chapter explores a different approach. These include transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive neuropsychiatry, lesion studies in nonhuman primates, computational modeling, psychophysiology, single neurons and primate behavior, grid computing, eye movements, fMRI, electroencephalography, imaging genetics, magnetoencephalography, neuropharmacology, and neuroendocrinology. As mandated, authors focus on convergence and innovation in their fields; chapters highlight such cross-method innovations as the use of the fMRI signal to constrain magnetoencephalography, the use of electroencephalography (EEG) to guide rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation at a specific frequency, and the successful integration of neuroimaging and genetic analysis. Computational approaches depend on increased computing power, and one chapter describes the use of distributed or grid computing to analyze massive datasets in cyberspace. Each chapter author is a leading authority in the technique discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in mind
EditorsCarl Senior, Tamara Russell, Michael S. Gazzaniga
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA (US)
PublisherMIT
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-0-262-51343-2, 978-0-262-19541-6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameCognitive neuroscience
PublisherMIT Press

Keywords

  • evolution
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • human cognition
  • techniques

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
    • 1 Edited Book

    Electroencephalography

    Rippon, G., 28 Jul 2006, Methods in mind. Senior, C., Russell, T. & Gazzaniga, M. S. (eds.). Cambridge, MA (US): MIT, p. 237-262 26 p. (Cognitive neuroscience).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Methods in mind

    Senior, C. (ed.), Russell, T. (ed.) & Gazzaniga, M. S., 28 Jul 2006, Cambridge, MA (US): MIT. (Cognitive neuroscience)

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

  • The chemistry of cognition

    Hall, S. D. & Adjamian, P., 28 Jul 2006, Methods in mind. Senior, C., Russell, T. & Gazzaniga, M. S. (eds.). Cambridge, MA (US): MIT, p. 327-354 28 p. (Cognitive neuroscience).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Cite this

    Senior, C., Russell, T., & Gazzaniga, M. S. (2006). Cognitive neuroscience: the evolution of a discipline. In C. Senior, T. Russell, & M. S. Gazzaniga (Eds.), Methods in mind (pp. 1-3). (Cognitive neuroscience). MIT.