Pioneering Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience

Author(s): Roche


This edited collection presents seven recent studies in contemporary cognitive neuroscience which have come to be viewed as classic experiments. The contributing authors are renowned in their field for producing intelligent and innovative research, and together they cover each of the main sub-disciplines of cognitive neuroscience. As well as the original study, and a description of the methodology and results, each chapter includes a personal commentary by the author of the study in which they share unique insights into the genesis of the idea, the 'how to' of carrying out scientific research and a summary of the most important results. In addition, leading figures discuss the impact of the study, how it advanced research in the area and the influence it has had on their own and others' experimental designs and research activities. By illustrating the scope for creativity that exists in the process of experimental design, the authors encourage you to innovate and design creative approaches to experiments that address major theoretical issues or solve specific problems. This is important reading for students of psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

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Richard Roche is Lecturer in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His current research interests include the human electrophysiology of memory, stroke, early-onset psychosis and neuroeconomics. Sean Commins is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His current research interests include the neurobiology of learning and memory, and spatial cognition.

Cognitive Neuroscience: Introduction and historical perspective The Malleable Brain: Neuroplasticity in the motor system Monkey see, monkey do: Frontal lobe cells that mimic observed actions Cognition beyond perception: Higher processing despite spatial neglect Freeing the mind: Brain communication that bypasses the body 'Seeing' emotion in blindsight: Affect without awareness Routes to memory: Neuroplasticity in the hippocampal formation Crossed wires in the brain: Multisensory integration in synaesthesia

General Fields

  • : 9780335233564
  • : McGraw-Hill Education
  • : Open University Press
  • : 0.461
  • : October 2009
  • : 241mm X 170mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Roche
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 153
  • : 288
  • : Cognition & cognitive psychology
  • : illustrations