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The Self-Organizing Social Mind

The Self-Organizing Social Mind

John Bolender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014441
eISBN:
9780262289238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014441.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book proposes a new explanation for the forms of social relations. It argues that the core of social-relational cognition exhibits beauty—in the physicist’s sense of the word, associated with ... More

Sensory Communication

Sensory Communication

Walter A. Rosenblith (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book is the result of an interdisciplinary, two-week international symposium on principles of sensory communication hosted by MIT in July 1959. This symposium brought together prominent ... More

Single Neuron Studies of the Human BrainProbing Cognition

Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain: Probing Cognition

Itzhak Fried, Ueli Rutishauser, Moran Cerf, and Gabriel Kreiman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027205
eISBN:
9780262323994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

In the last decade, the synergistic interaction of neurosurgeons, engineers, and neuroscientists, combined with new technologies, has enabled scientists to study the awake, behaving human brain ... More

The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Jean Decety and William Ickes (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012973
eISBN:
9780262255295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012973.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

In recent decades, empathy research has blossomed into a vibrant and multidisciplinary field of study. The social neuroscience approach to the subject is premised on the idea that studying empathy at ... More

Translational NeuroscienceToward New Therapies

Translational Neuroscience: Toward New Therapies

Karoly Nikolich and Steven E. Hyman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029865
eISBN:
9780262329859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029865.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Translational neuroscience faces considerable challenges, as available therapies to treat brain and nervous system disorders are extremely limited and dated. Drug efficacy for depression, anxiety, ... More

The Two Halves of the BrainInformation Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Kenneth Hugdahl and Rene Westerhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Hemispheric asymmetry is one of the basic aspects of perception and cognitive processing. The different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain have been studied with renewed ... More

VisionHow It Works and What Can Go Wrong

Vision: How It Works and What Can Go Wrong

John E. Dowling and Jr. Joseph L. Dowling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034616
eISBN:
9780262333566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034616.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The visual system is our best understood sensory system, and for humans vision is paramount. Surveys indicate people fear blindness more than any other sensory disability. Most visual problems ... More

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