The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2010-04-01
Publisher(s): MIT PRESS
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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 Ladavas, 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

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Bisected Brain
The Bisected Brain (Poem)p. 1
Corpus Callosump. 3
Mike Gazzaniga, the Cal Tech Lab, and Subsequent Research on the Corpus Callosum
Interhemispheric Cooperation Following Brain Bisectionp. 25
Where Is the ôSpatialö Hemisphere?p. 39
Recovery from Aphasiap. 59
Is the Right Hemisphere a Cure or a Crutch?
The Interpreting Hemispheresp. 73
The Integrated Mind
Integrated Mind (Poem)p. 87
From the Integrated Mind to the Emotional Brainp. 89
Mike's Attentional Networkp. 99
My Dinner with Mikep. 111
The Social Brain
The Social Brain (Poem)p. 123
Genetic Variation Influences How the Social Brain Shapes Temperament and Behaviorp. 125
The Contribution of Malleability to Collective Memoryp. 139
How the Sense of Body Influences the Sense of Touchp. 155
Building a Social Brainp. 173
Mind Matters
Mind Matters (Poem)p. 189
Different Ontogenetic Strategies for Different Speciesp. 191
Insights from Studies of the Developing Visual System
Why Methods Matter in the Study of the Biological Basis of the Mindp. 203
A Behavioral Neurologist's Perspective
Ethics and the Ethical Brainp. 223
Contributorsp. 233
Indexp. 235
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