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Dynamic FacesInsights from Experiments and Computation

Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation

Cristobal Curio, Heinrich H. Bulthoff, and Martin A. Giese (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014533
eISBN:
9780262289313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014533.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

The recognition of faces is a fundamental visual function that is important for social interaction and communication. Scientific interest in facial recognition has increased dramatically over the ... More

Effortless AttentionA New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Brian Bruya (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013840
eISBN:
9780262269438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book explores the cognitive science of effortless attention and action. Attention and action are generally understood to require effort, and it is expected that under normal circumstances, ... More

EmpathyFrom Bench to Bedside

Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Jean Decety (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

There are many reasons for scholars to investigate empathy. Empathy plays a crucial role in human social interaction at all stages of life; it is thought to help motivate positive social behavior, ... More

Evolution and the Mechanisms of Decision Making

Evolution and the Mechanisms of Decision Making

Peter Hammerstein and Jeffrey R. Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018081
eISBN:
9780262306027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018081.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

How do we make decisions? Perhaps surprisingly, conventional decision theory does not attempt to answer this question. It tells us only which behavioral choices we ought to make if we follow certain ... More

Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping

Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping

Stephen Jose Hanson and Martin Bunzl (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014021
eISBN:
9780262265850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014021.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

The field of neuroimaging has reached a watershed. Brain imaging research has been the source of many advances in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science over the last decade, but recent ... More

How We RememberBrain Mechanisms of Episodic Memory

How We Remember: Brain Mechanisms of Episodic Memory

Michael E. Hasselmo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016353
eISBN:
9780262298230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016353.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Episodic memory is essential for our day-to-day functions, enabling us to remember where we parked the car, at what time we walked the dog, or what a friend said days ago. This book draws on the ... More

The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Stephanie D. Preston, Morten L. Kringelbach, and Brian Knutson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027670
eISBN:
9780262325387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027670.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Our drive to consume—our desire for food, clothing, smart phones, and megahomes—evolved from our ancestors’ drive to survive. But the psychological and neural processes that originally evolved to ... More

Investigating the Psychological WorldScientific Method in the Behavioral Sciences

Investigating the Psychological World: Scientific Method in the Behavioral Sciences

Brian D. Haig

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027366
eISBN:
9780262322379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027366.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book constructs a broad theory of scientific method, which speaks to the conduct of psychological research. This abductive theory of method (ATOM) portrays research as a bottom-up process ... More

A Metaphysics of Psychopathology

A Metaphysics of Psychopathology

Peter Zachar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027045
eISBN:
9780262322270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027045.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In psychiatry, almost no one questions the legitimacy of asking whether a given psychiatric disorder is real. Similarly, in psychology, scholars debate the reality of such theoretical entities as ... More

Mind and BrainA Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience

William R. Uttal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015967
eISBN:
9780262298902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015967.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience explores the relationship between our minds and our brains, most recently, by drawing on brain imaging techniques to align neural mechanisms with psychological processes. This ... More

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