Functional neuroimaging of visual cognition. Attention and performance Functional neuroimaging of visual cognition. Attention and performance

ISBN13: 
978019852
Title: 
Functional neuroimaging of visual cognition. Attention and performance
Author: 
Kanwisher N, Duncan J, editors
Description: 
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. 2004
Place: 
IHNA