The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind

A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Edited by Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Kathleen Baynes, George R. Mangun and Elizabeth A. Phelps

Leaders in the cognitive neurosciences address a variety of topics in the field and reflect on Michael Gazzaniga's pioneering work and enduring influence.

A Bradford Book

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Leaders in the cognitive neurosciences address a variety of topics in the field and reflect on Michael Gazzaniga's pioneering work and enduring influence.

These essays on a range of topics in the cognitive neurosciences report on the progress in the field over the twenty years of its existence and reflect the many groundbreaking scientific contributions and enduring influence of Michael Gazzaniga, "the godfather of cognitive neuroscience"—founder of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, founding editor of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and editor of the major reference work, The Cognitive Neurosciences, now in its fourth edition (MIT Press, 2009). The essays, grouped into four sections named after four of Gazzaniga's books, combine science and memoir in varying proportions, and offer an authoritative survey of research in cognitive neuroscience. "The Bisected Brain" examines hemispheric topics pioneered by Gazzaniga at the start of his career; "The Integrated Mind" explores the theme of integration by domination; the wide-ranging essays in "The Social Brain" address subjects from genes to neurons to social conversations and networks; the topics explored in "Mind Matters" include evolutionary biology, methodology, and ethics.

Contributors Kathleen Baynes, Giovanni Berlucchi, Leo M. Chalupa, Mark D'Esposito, Margaret G. Funnell, Mitchell Glickstein, Scott A. Guerin, Todd F. Heatherton, Steven A. Hillyard, William Hirst, Alan Kingstone, Stephen M. Kosslyn, Marta Kutas, Elisabetta Làdavas, Joseph Ledoux, George R. Mangun, Michael B. Miller, Elizabeth A. Phelps, Steven Pinker, Michael I. Posner, Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Mary K. Rothbart, Andrea Serino, Brad E. Sheese

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$8.75 X | £6.99 ISBN: 9780262014014 256 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 20 b&w illus.

Editors

Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz

Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan.

Kathleen Baynes

Kathleen Baynes is Professor at the Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis.

George R. Mangun

George R. Mangun is s Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neurology at the University of California, Davis, and Director of the Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Elizabeth A. Phelps

Elizabeth A. Phelps is Professor of Psychology at New York University.

Reviews

  • Offers plenty of science and science history, tracing the split-brain research from its inception to its heights, and providing a snapshot of the current status of cognitive neuroscience... fascinating to read and very informative.

    Quarterly Review of Biology