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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

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

VisionA Computational Investigation into the Human Representation and Processing of Visual Information

Vision: A Computational Investigation into the Human Representation and Processing of Visual Information

David Marr

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262514620
eISBN:
9780262289610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262514620.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This posthumously published book (1982), which influenced a generation of brain and cognitive scientists, inspiring many to enter the field, describes a general framework for understanding visual ... More

Visual PsychophysicsFrom Laboratory to Theory

Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Vision is one of the most active areas in biomedical research, and visual psychophysical techniques are a foundational methodology for this research enterprise. Visual psychophysics, which studies ... More

What Is Addiction?

What Is Addiction?

Don Ross, Harold Kincaid, David Spurrett, and Peter Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513111
eISBN:
9780262288248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513111.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The image of the addict in popular culture combines victimhood and moral failure; we sympathize with addicts in films and novels because of their suffering and their hard-won knowledge. And yet ... More

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