Wet Mind: New Cognitive Neuroscience

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Drawing on recent research in neurobiology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and medicine, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the functions and dysfunctions of the brain. It also explains the fundamental concepts behind, and the key discoveries that draw on, neural network computing models, various brain-scanning techniques, neurophysiological studies of animals, behavioural studies, and studies of neurological patients. Throughout, the authors illustrate their points with examples and case studies.

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Stephen Jay Gould Author of Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, Professor of Geology, Harvard University A crucially important book in the vital and rapidly developing field of cognitive neuroscience.

Michael I. Posner Professor and Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene Kosslyn's and Koenig's book is the best current account of how the human brain constrains the computations of the human mind. It is a starting point for those who want to follow the rapid development of cognitive neuroscience.

David E. Rumelhart Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, Stanford University Wet Mind is an excellent introduction for the layman and student alike to the fascinating and rapidly changing world of cognitive neuroscience. Kosslyn and Koenig tell a good story and have packed a good deal into the book. It will certainly attract many students to this exciting field.

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Stephen M. Kosslyn is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and is associate editor of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Olivier Koenig is Maitre Assistant at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Geneva.

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