Functional Neuroimaging of Visual Cognition (Attention and Performance Series)

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9780198528456: Functional Neuroimaging of Visual Cognition (Attention and Performance Series)

Functional neuroimaging has greatly enhanced our knowledge of the brain, and has, up to now, guided the field of cognitive neuroscience. For the latest volume in this prestigious series, Nancy Kanwisher and John Duncan have brought together world leaders in cognitive neuroscience to present a groundbreaking, state-of-the-art account of current imaging research in visual cognition.

Topics include funtional and anatomical modularity of the visual system; mechanisms of object and pattern recognition; neural plasticity in evolution, development, and learning; selective attention to visual features, objects, and locations; sensorimotor control. Together these chapters give a fascinating insight into how current imaging research addressed not just the "where" but more importantly the "how" of our brain's understanding of the visual world.

Finally, in his conclusion, Michael Posner considers what we have achieved so far with neuroimaging, and looks to the future and the next steps in our quest to understand brain function. Superbly edited and full of stunning color images, this will be one of the key publications in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

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About the Author:

Nancy Kanwisher is in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and Martinos Center for Biological imaging, M.I.T and MGH. John Duncan is at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, UK.

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From reviews of the Attention and Performance Series:

`The Attention and Performance series has unfailingly presented the best work in the field.'
Stephen Kosslyn, Harvard

`The most distinguished series in the field of cognitive psychology.'
Claus Bundesen, Copenhagen

`Held in high esteem throughout the field because of its attention to rigor, quality, and scope... indispensable to anyone who is serious about understanding the current state of the science.'
Mike Jordan, MIT

`The standard of Attention and Performance is very high. It is fully peer-reviewed, and attracts high citation, almost certainly higher than for any other book series in the field. Effectively it is regarded as an international journal and one of high repute it's a must for all serious
research departments to have in their library.'
David Milner, Durham

`This is the most prestigious and highly regarded series of edited volumes on cognitive psychology that exist in the field. Each volume has described research at the cutting edge, and there have been numerous A and P citation classics.'
Jon Driver, University College London

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