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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

Neuroscience of Creativity

Neuroscience of Creativity

Oshin Vartanian, Adam S. Bristol, and James C. Kaufman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the latest neuroscientific approaches to the scientific study of creativity. In chapters that progress logically from neurobiological fundamentals to ... More

Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017145
eISBN:
9780262301336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017145.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Although our physical abilities clearly decline as we age, cognitive decline in healthy old age is neither universal nor inevitable. This book shows that scientific research does not support the ... More

Pathways to PeaceThe Transformative Power of Children and Families

Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families

James F. Leckman, Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rima Salah (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027984
eISBN:
9780262321181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027984.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Can more peaceful childhoods promote a culture of peace? Increasing evidence from a broad range of disciplines shows that how we raise our children affects the propensity for conflict and the ... More

The Price of Linguistic ProductivityHow Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Charles. Yang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

All languages have exceptions alongside overarching rules and regularities. How does a young child tease them apart within just a few years of language acquisition? Drawing an economic analogy, Yang ... More

The Rationality QuotientToward a Test of Rational Thinking

The Rationality Quotient: Toward a Test of Rational Thinking

Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034845
eISBN:
9780262336819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034845.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book shows that rational thinking, like intelligence, is a measurable cognitive competence. Drawing on theoretical work and empirical research from the last two decades, The Rationality Quotient ... More

Reliability in Cognitive NeuroscienceA Meta-Meta-Analysis

Reliability in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Meta-Meta-Analysis

William R. Uttal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018524
eISBN:
9780262312042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018524.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscientists increasingly claim that brain images generated by new brain imaging technologies reflect, correlate, or represent cognitive processes. This book warns against these claims, ... More

SchizophreniaEvolution and Synthesis

Schizophrenia: Evolution and Synthesis

Steven M. Silverstein, Bita Moghaddam, and Til Wykes (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019620
eISBN:
9780262314602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019620.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Despite major advances in methodology and thousands of published studies every year, treatment outcomes in schizophrenia have not improved over the last fifty years. Moreover, we still lack ... More

Social PerceptionDetection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

M.D. Rutherford and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

As adults, we can quickly interpret minimal visual information as a cue that something is animate, as when we briefly catch sight of a mouse darting from hiding place to hiding place. With a mere ... More

Space to ReasonA Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Markus Knauff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Many scholars believe that visual mental imagery plays a key role in reasoning. The following chapters in this book argues against this view, proposing that visual images are not relevant for ... More

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