This volume brings together theory, research and development in cognitive neuro-science. It investigates the neural processes involved in cognition and learning, using developments in computer technology to study the brain in action and other topographic brain mapping. Electrical activity patterns of the brain in the learning processes are displayed through these techniques. Part 1 delineates neuroscience application to educational perspectives. Part 2 reports on emotional and learning disorders, such as autism, while Part 3 applies cognitive science to educational and mental health, as well as to settings such as the classroom, rehabilitation centre or doctor’s office.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part 1 Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience and Educational Practice 1 Emerging Metaphors of Mind: Unmasking the Brain Richard M Restak 2 Neuroscience Tools for Educators Paul J Naour and Michael W Torello 3 All Children are Not Created Equal: Studies on Differential Psychobiology and Emotional Stress Reactions Samuel A Corson and Elizabeth O’Leary Corson Part 2 Cognitive Neuroscience Research: Probing Substrates of Educational Problems 4 Studies of Stroke Patients Suggest a Novel Kind of Relationship between Mood Disorder and Lesion Location Robert G Robinson and Thomas R Price 5 Heart Rate Correlates of Behavioral Function in Developmentally Impaired Infants and Children April E Ronca, David S Tuber, Gary G Berntson and Sally T Boysen. 6 Patterns in Electrophysiological Activity in Normal and Disabled Readers David W Shucard, Mark G McGee, Katherine R Cummins, Deborah D Minarick and John C Hill 7 Development Component in Brain Electrical Activity of Normal and Learning Disabled Boys Paul J Naour, Marlin L Languis and Daniel J Martin. 8 Nystagmus and Behavioral Effects of Vestibular Stimulation in Autistic Children David L Clark, Regina B Gunsett and Howard A I Newman. 9 Learning Characteristics Related to Neural Balance: A Study of Autism James D Cowan, Robert F Vieth, James J Buffer, Jr., Ralph E Shibley, Jr. and Howard A I Newman. 10 Brain Functioning Cognitive Style and Personality Variables in Learning and Teaching Behaviors Carol Lyons. 11 Cortical Model for Visual Thinking by Profoundly Deaf Persons Manjula B Waldron and Susan Rose. Part 3 – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educational Concerns in Helping Professions. 12 Cognitive Correlates of Attention Deficit Disorder: Implications for Diagnosis Richard M Ashbrook and Peter A Magaro 13 Acquired Learning Disorders in Children: A Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Framework for Assessment and Intervention Judith A Groves. 14 Cognitive Profile: Academic Achievement Charles Letteri 15 Field Dependence Independence: Developmental and Laterality Variables Donna F Berlin. 16 Psychological Type and Learning Robert A Bargar and Randy L Hoover. 17 Teacher Cognitive Functioning in Patterns of Classroom Teaching Behavior Dennis W Sunal and Cynthia S Sunal 18 Mediator Use during Inferential Problem Solving Task: Medical Diagnosis Lynn Kerbeshian 19 Learning Styles Developments in Continuing Education for Physicians Lynn Curry.