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1st Edition

Foundations of Cognitive Processes

ISBN 9780367753788
Published July 19, 2021 by Routledge
402 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1977, this title describes the basic structure and function of the brain, as well as the highest cognitive functions, using data from various disciplines to detail ways in which behaviorally relevant functions are mediated by the neural systems. Among the topics discussed are the neurophysiology of emotion, the chemical basis of memory, daily subjective experience and psychopathology, and information representation. A major purpose of this volume was to provide the student not only with a sound foundation in functional neuroscience, but also to equip them with a detailed understanding of how these facts and methods can be applied to clinical problems.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Introduction.  1. Basic Neurophysiology  2. Functional Electrophysiology  3. The Genesis of Alpha Rhythms and EEG Synchronizing Mechanisms  4. Neurophysiology of Arousal and Attention  5. Neurophysiology of Emotion  6. Information Representation  7. The Neural Representation of Time  8. The Chemical Basis of Memory  9. The Localization of Function – Where is Memory?  10. How Do We Remember?  11. Activation of Memories by Electrical Stimulation of the Brain: A Direct Test of Statistical Theory  12. Mental Experience  13. Daily Subjective Experience and Psychopathology.  References.  Author Index.  Subject Index.

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