Handbook of Functional Neuroimaging of Cognition, second edition
504 pp., 8 x 9 in, 72 illus.
- Published: May 5, 2006
A new edition of the essential resource on using functional neuroimaging techniques to study the neural basis of cognition, revised with the student in mind; thoroughly updated, with new chapters on fMRI physics, skill learning, emotion and social cognition, and other topics.
This essential resource on neuroimaging provides an accessible and user-friendly introduction to the field written by leading researchers. The book describes theoretical and methodological developments in the use of functional neuroimaging techniques to study the neural basis of cognition, from early scientific efforts to link brain and behavior to the latest applications of fMRI and PET methods. The core of the book covers fMRI and PET studies in specific domains: attention, skill learning, semantic memory, language, episodic memory, working memory, and executive functions. By introducing a technique within the description of a domain, the book offers a clear explanation of the process while highlighting its biological context. The emphasis on readability makes Handbook of Functional Neuroimaging of Cognition ideal for classroom use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive neuroscience.
This second edition has been completely updated to reflect new developments in the field, with existing chapters rewritten and new chapters added to each section. The section on history and methods now includes a chapter on the crucial topic of the physics of functional neuroimaging; the chapters on skill learning and executive functions are new to the domain section; and chapters on childhood development and emotion and social cognition have been added to the section on developmental, social, and clinical applications. The color insert has been increased in size, enhancing the visual display of representative findings.
Todd S. Braver, Jeffrey Browndyke, Roberto Cabeza, B.J. Casey, Jody Culham, Clayton E. Curtis, Mark D'Esposito, Sander Daselaar, Lila Davachi, Ian Dobbins, Karl J. Friston, Barry Giesbrecht, Todd C. Handy, Joseph B. Hopfinger, Scott A. Huettel, Irene P. Kan, Alan Kingstone, Eleni Kotsoni, Kevin S. LaBar, George R. Mangun, Gregory McCarthy, Uta Noppeney, Robyn T. Oliver, Elizabeth A. Phelps, Russel A. Poldrack, Cathy J. Price, Marcus E. Raichle, Hannes Ruge, Gaia Scerif, Allen W. Song, Sharon L. Thompson-Schill, Daniel T. Willingham, Richard J.S. Wise
Congratulations to both the editors and the contributors! This handbook provides thorough and easily understandable insights into one of the most exciting areas of present and future research: human cognition and its representation in the brain. It constitutes an authoritative compilation of the scientific work of the field's experts, edited with skill and good judgment.
Hans Markowitsch, University of Bielefeld, Germany
The second edition of this book is even better than the first. The contributions are first rate and provide an excellent survey of current research on functional neuroimaging of cognition while capturing the excitement of new the developments. It is an ideal text to use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, and a must for researchers in cognitive neuroscience.
Morris Moscovitch, Max and Gianna Glassman Chair in Neuropsychology and Aging, University of Toronto
The revised Handbook is an extraordinarily valuable resource for psychologists, neuroscientists, and all others interested in the ways that neuroimaging is illuminating the relation between mind and brain. An enormous amount of ground is covered in these articles, and they provide a systematic review and integration of the field. Students, teachers, and researchers in many fields have a lot to gain from the rich overview of theory and findings in these pages.
Stephen M. Kosslyn, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, Harvard University