Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Bernard Baars,Nicole M. Gage
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2012-01-18
ISBN: 0124158056
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

This introductory text offers a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Chapters cover all aspects of the field - the neural framework, sight, sound, consciousness, learning/memory, problem solving, speech, executive control, emotions, socialization and development - in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. Throughout the text, case studies and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging aspects of the material. Written by two leading experts in the field, the text takes a unique thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. Complete introduction to mind-brain science, written to be highly accessible to undergraduates with limited neuroscience training Richly illustrated with carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding Enhanced pedagogy highlights key concepts for the student and aids in teaching - chapter outlines, study questions, glossary Ancillary support saves instructors time and facilitates learning - test questions, image collection, lecture slides, etc.

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Nicole M. Gage,Bernard Baars
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN: 012803839X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition, is a comprehensive, yet accessible, beginner’s guide on cognitive neuroscience. This text takes a distinctive, commonsense approach to help newcomers easily learn the basics of how the brain functions when we learn, act, feel, speak and socialize. This updated edition includes contents and features that are both academically rigorous and engaging, including a step-by-step introduction to the visible brain, colorful brain illustrations, and new chapters on emerging topics in cognition research, including emotion, sleep and disorders of consciousness, and discussions of novel findings that highlight cognitive neuroscience’s practical applications. Written by two leading experts in the field and thoroughly updated, this book remains an indispensable introduction to the study of cognition. Presents an easy-to-read introduction to mind-brain science based on a simple functional diagram linked to specific brain functions Provides new, up-to-date, colorful brain images directly from research labs Contains "In the News" boxes that describe the newest research and augment foundational content Includes both a student and instructor website with basic terms and definitions, chapter guides, study questions, drawing exercises, downloadable lecture slides, test bank, flashcards, sample syllabi and links to multimedia resources

Neurobiology of Personality Disorders

Neurobiology of Personality Disorders
Author: Dr Christian Schmahl,Dr K. Luan Phan,Dr Robert O. Friedel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 0199362327
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

Personality disorders are highly prevalent and cause a substantial amount of human suffering and harm-not only to the individuals and families directly affected, but also to the population at large. These disorders generally have a heritability rate that is in excess of fifty percent, strongly suggesting that the behavioral disturbance they cause have a significant biomedical etiology. However, knowledge about the biological nature of personality disorders-and effective treatment of the latter-is significantly lacking. Although basic biological principles have overall served well in the foundation of psychiatry, they have received relatively little attention with regard to the areas of personality, temperament, and personality disorders. Neurobiology of Personality Disorders is the first book to focus specifically on the neurobiology of disturbed personality. It provides a thorough outline of the principles of neural science that mediate personality and describe what is currently known about how these biological processes are impaired in individuals with personality disorders. Its team of editors and authors are among the most frequently published and highly renowned international neuroscientists in the field of personality disorders, and its coverage of topics is comprehensive, authoritative, and heuristic.

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science
Author: José Luis Bermúdez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2022-11-10
ISBN: 1316513378
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Science Book Excerpt:

This popular textbook presents a unified and up-to-date introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science.

Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience

Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience
Author: Thomas Trappenberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2023-03-08
ISBN: 0192869361
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to uncover the principles and mechanisms that guide the development, organization, information processing, and mental functions of the nervous system. Although not a new area, it is only recently that enough knowledge has been gathered to establish computational neuroscience as a scientific discipline in its own right. Given the complexity of the field, and its increasing importance in progressing our understanding of how the brain works, there has long been a need for an introductory text on what is often assumed to be an impenetrable topic. The new edition of Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience build on the success and strengths of the previous editions. It introduces the theoretical foundations of neuroscience with a focus on the nature of information processing in the brain. The book covers the introduction and motivation of simplified models of neurons that are suitable for exploring information processing in large brain-like networks. Additionally, it introduces several fundamental network architectures and discusses their relevance for information processing in the brain, giving some examples of models of higher-order cognitive functions to demonstrate the advanced insight that can be gained with such studies. Each chapter starts by introducing its topic with experimental facts and conceptual questions related to the study of brain function. An additional feature is the inclusion of simple Matlab programs that can be used to explore many of the mechanisms explained in the book. An accompanying webpage includes programs for download. The book will be the essential text for anyone in the brain sciences who wants to get to grips with this topic.

Physics of the Human Temporality

Physics of the Human Temporality
Author: Ihor Lubashevsky,Natalie Plavinska
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 641
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 3030826120
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Human Temporality Book Excerpt:

This book presents a novel account of the human temporal dimension called the “human temporality” and develops a special mathematical formalism for describing such an object as the human mind. One of the characteristic features of the human mind is its temporal extent. For objects of physical reality, only the present exists, which may be conceived as a point-like moment in time. In the human temporality, the past retained in the memory, the imaginary future, and the present coexist and are closely intertwined and impact one another. This book focuses on one of the fragments of the human temporality called the complex present. A detailed analysis of the classical and modern concepts has enabled the authors to put forward the idea of the multi-component structure of the present. For the concept of the complex present, the authors proposed a novel account that involves a qualitative description and a special mathematical formalism. This formalism takes into account human goal-oriented behavior and uncertainty in human perception. The present book can be interesting for theoreticians, physicists dealing with modeling systems where the human factor plays a crucial role, philosophers who are interested in applying philosophical concepts to constructing mathematical models, and psychologists whose research is related to modeling mental processes.

Being Biological

Being Biological
Author: Michael Fuller
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2022-12-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Biological Book Excerpt:

Being Biological presents an overview of core elements of contemporary neuroscience and argues for the relevance of neuroscientific models for a broader understanding of the nature of human experience. The book starts with the basic concepts of neural network design and introduces the main structures of the brain itself. Being Biological then describes contemporary neuroscientific accounts of vision, emotion, the development of the infant brain, and memory. The book concludes with an exploration of the consonance between these accounts and aspects of both recent phenomenological reflection and the classical Chinese poetic tradition.

Global Emergency of Mental Disorders

Global Emergency of Mental Disorders
Author: Jahangir Moini,Justin Koenitzer,Anthony LoGalbo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 0323858430
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Emergency of Mental Disorders Book Excerpt:

Global Emergency of Mental Disorders is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read overview of the neurodevelopmental basis of multiple mental disorders and their accompanying consequences, including addiction, suicide and homelessness. Compared to other references that examine the treatment of psychiatric disorders, this book uniquely focuses on their neurodevelopment. It is designed for neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology students, and various other clinical professions. With chapters on anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and others, this volume provides information about incidence, prevalence and mortality rates in addition to developmental origins. With millions worldwide affected, this book will be an invaluable resource. Explores psychiatric disorders from a neurodevelopmental perspective Covers multiple disorders, including anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder Examines the brain mechanisms that underly disorders Addresses the opioid epidemic and suicide Reviews special patient populations by gender and age

Fine Art and Perceptual Neuroscience

Fine Art and Perceptual Neuroscience
Author: Paul Hackett
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 113501986X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fine Art and Perceptual Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Over the past decade, the integration of psychology and fine art has sparked growing academic interest among researchers of these disciplines. The author, both a psychologist and artist, offers up a unique merger and perspective of these fields. Through the production of fine art, which is directly informed by neuroscientific and optical processes, this volume aims to fill a gap in the literature and understanding of the creation and perception of the grid image created as a work of art. The grid image is employed (for reasons discussed in the text) to illustrate more general processes associated with the integration of vision, visual distortion, and painting. Existing at the intersection of perceptual neuroscience, psychology, fine art and art history, this volume concerns the act of painting and the process of looking. More specifically, the book examines vision and the effects of visual impairment and how these can be interpreted through painting within a theoretical framework of visual neuroscience.

Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology

Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology
Author: Daniel O. Dahlstrom,Andreas Elpidorou,Walter Hopp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1134516274
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology Book Excerpt:

This volume identifies and develops how philosophy of mind and phenomenology interact in both conceptual and empirically-informed ways. The objective is to demonstrate that phenomenology, as the first-personal study of the contents and structures of our mentality, can provide us with insights into the understanding of the mind and can complement strictly analytical or empirically informed approaches to the study of the mind. Insofar as phenomenology, as the study or science of phenomena, allows the mind to appear, this collection shows how the mind can reappear through a constructive dialogue between different ways—phenomenological, analytical, and empirical—of understanding mentality.

Bioelectronics and Medical Devices

Bioelectronics and Medical Devices
Author: Dr. Kunal Pal,Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz,Anwesha Khasnobish,Sandip Bag,Indranil Banerjee,Usha Kuruganti
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 0081024215
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioelectronics and Medical Devices Book Excerpt:

Bioelectronics and Medical Devices: From Materials to Devices-Fabrication, Applications and Reliability reviews the latest research on electronic devices used in the healthcare sector, from materials, to applications, including biosensors, rehabilitation devices, drug delivery devices, and devices based on wireless technology. This information is presented from the unique interdisciplinary perspective of the editors and contributors, all with materials science, biomedical engineering, physics, and chemistry backgrounds. Each applicable chapter includes a discussion of these devices, from materials and fabrication, to reliability and technology applications. Case studies, future research directions and recommendations for additional readings are also included. The book addresses hot topics, such as the latest, state-of the-art biosensing devices that have the ability for early detection of life-threatening diseases, such as tuberculosis, HIV and cancer. It covers rehabilitation devices and advancements, such as the devices that could be utilized by advanced-stage ALS patients to improve their interactions with the environment. In addition, electronic controlled delivery systems are reviewed, including those that are based on artificial intelligences. Presents the latest topics, including MEMS-based fabrication of biomedical sensors, Internet of Things, certification of medical and drug delivery devices, and electrical safety considerations Presents the interdisciplinary perspective of materials scientists, biomedical engineers, physicists and chemists on biomedical electronic devices Features systematic coverage in each chapter, including recent advancements in the field, case studies, future research directions, and recommendations for additional readings

Space in Diachrony

Space in Diachrony
Author: Silvia Luraghi,Tatiana Nikitina,Chiara Zanchi
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2017-08-14
ISBN: 9027265194
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space in Diachrony Book Excerpt:

Space is a fundamental dimension of human life and is pervasive in human experience. Research on space has highlighted the possible asymmetrical nature of spatial relations. Differences in the encoding of goals and sources of motion are a case in point, and cross-linguistic coding tendencies show that path is less frequently flagged by a dedicated case than goal, source/origin, and (static) location (locative). Interestingly, such asymmetries may correlate with certain types of landmark, as in the case of toponyms or of animate entities. Even though these issues have been focused upon both in typological and psycholinguistic research, they remain largely open. The papers in this collection aim to show that a diachronic approach may shed light on the way in which asymmetries in the space domain come about over time, thus contributing to the clarification of synchronically puzzling facts.

Transparency and Interpretability for Learned Representations of Artificial Neural Networks

Transparency and Interpretability for Learned Representations of Artificial Neural Networks
Author: Richard Meyes
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2022-12-28
ISBN: 3658400048
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transparency and Interpretability for Learned Representations of Artificial Neural Networks Book Excerpt:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a concept, whose meaning and perception has changed considerably over the last decades. Starting off with individual and purely theoretical research efforts in the 1950s, AI has grown into a fully developed research field of modern times and may arguably emerge as one of the most important technological advancements of mankind. Despite these rapid technological advancements, some key questions revolving around the matter of transparency, interpretability and explainability of an AI’s decision-making remain unanswered. Thus, a young research field coined with the general term Explainable AI (XAI) has emerged from increasingly strict requirements for AI to be used in safety critical or ethically sensitive domains. An important research branch of XAI is to develop methods that help to facilitate a deeper understanding for the learned knowledge of artificial neural systems. In this book, a series of scientific studies are presented that shed light on how to adopt an empirical neuroscience inspired approach to investigate a neural network’s learned representation in the same spirit as neuroscientific studies of the brain.

Information Systems and Neuroscience

Information Systems and Neuroscience
Author: Fred D. Davis,René Riedl,Jan vom Brocke,Pierre-Majorique Léger,Adriane B. Randolph
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 3319674315
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Systems and Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

This book presents the proceedings of the Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2017, reporting on topics at the intersection of Information Systems (IS) research, neurophysiology and the brain sciences. Readers will discover the latest findings from top scholars in the field of NeuroIS, which offer detailed insights on the neurobiology underlying IS behavior, essential methods and tools and their applications for IS, as well as the application of neuroscience and neurophysiological theories to advance IS theory.

The Science of Learning and Development in Education

The Science of Learning and Development in Education
Author: Minkang Kim,Derek Sankey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 100900297X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Learning and Development in Education Book Excerpt:

All teachers need to know how children and adolescents learn and develop. Traditionally, this knowledge had been informed by a mix of speculative and scientific theory. However, in the past three decades there has been substantial growth in new scientific knowledge about how we learn. The Science of Learning and Development in Education provides an exciting and comprehensive introduction to this field. This innovative text introduces readers to brain science and the science of complex systems as it applies to human development. Section 1 examines the science of learning and development in the 21st century; Section 2 explores the emotional, cultural, moral and empathetic brain; and Section 3 focuses on learning, wellbeing and the ecology of learning environments. Written in an engaging style by leading experts and generously illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams, The Science of Learning and Development in Education is an essential resource for pre-service teachers.

The Darker the Night the Brighter the Stars

The Darker the Night  the Brighter the Stars
Author: Paul Broks
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 014197320X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darker the Night the Brighter the Stars Book Excerpt:

An audacious and beautiful account of grief and who we are. Memoir, neuroscience and myth interweave to create a book unlike any other When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks' wife died of cancer, he found himself plunged into the world of the bereaved. As he experienced the pain, alienation and suffering that make us human, his clinician-self seemed to watch on with keen interest. He embarked upon a voyage of experience: a journey through grief, philosophy, consciousness, humanity and magical thinking - seen through the prism of a lifetime's work in neuroscience. Fusing an account of living with and recovering from loss with thought-provoking meditations on the nature of the mind and the self, The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars is an audacious and beautiful work by a writer of astonishing wisdom and compassion.

Fundamentals of Psychology

Fundamentals of Psychology
Author: Michael Eysenck
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 713
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1317568583
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Psychology Book Excerpt:

Aimed at those new to the subject, Fundamentals of Psychology is a clear and reader-friendly textbook that will help students explore and understand the essentials of psychology. This text offers a balanced and accurate representation of the discipline through a highly accessible synoptic approach, which seamlessly brings together all the various related topics. Fundamentals of Psychology combines an authoritative tone, a huge range of psychological material and an informal, analogy-rich style. The text expertly blends admirably up-to-date empirical research and real-life examples and applications, and is both readable and factually dense. The book introduces all the main approaches to psychology, including social, developmental, cognitive, biological, individual differences, and abnormal psychology, as well as psychological research methods. However, it also includes directions for more detailed and advanced study for the interested student. Fundamentals of Psychology incorporates many helpful textbook features which will aid students and reinforce learning, such as: Key-term definitions Extremely clear end-of-chapter summaries Annotated further reading sections Evaluations of significant research findings Numerous illustrations presented in attractive full color. This textbook is also accompanied by a comprehensive program of resources for both students and instructors, which is available free to qualifying adopters. The resources include a web-based Student Learning Program, as well as chapter-by-chapter lecture slides and an interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice question test bank. Combining exceptional content, abundant pedagogical features, and a lively full-color design, Fundamentals of Psychology is an essential resource for anyone new to the subject and more particularly those beginning undergraduate courses. The book will also be ideal for students studying psychology within education, nursing and other healthcare professions.

A Brief and Easy Introduction to Neuroanatomy

A Brief and Easy Introduction to Neuroanatomy
Author: Magnus Bergman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-09-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief and Easy Introduction to Neuroanatomy Book Excerpt:

For the beginner, the topic of neuroanatomy is overwhelming and confusing, but with proper preparation, it is possible to approach and master it.In this brief and accessible book, Magnus Bergman - a surgical pathologist with many years of experience of teaching medical students both clinically and pre-clinically - guides you through the fundamentals in ten brief and easy chapters, and helps you build a solid foundation of basic facts, so that you will be able to make sense of all your lectures and the thousands of pages in your larger anatomy textbooks.The second half of the book consists of 150 multiple choice questions, carefully designed to help you remember and connect major points and basic facts. These questions are also suitable for quick review when preparing for tests.This introduction is an excellent starting point for medical students as well as nursing students and students in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science and others who need a brief, information-packed and accessible guide to the fundamentals of neuroanatomy!

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
Author: Rose Arny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1818
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forthcoming Books Book Excerpt:

Design in Educational Technology

Design in Educational Technology
Author: Brad Hokanson,Andrew Gibbons
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2013-09-07
ISBN: 3319009273
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design in Educational Technology Book Excerpt:

​This book is the result of a research symposium sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT]. The fifteen chapters were developed by leaders in the field and represent the most updated and cutting edge methodology in the areas of instructional design and instructional technology. The broad concepts of design, design thinking, the design process, and the design studio, are identified and they form the framework of the book. This book advocates the conscious adoption of a mindset of design thinking, such as that evident in a range of divergent professions including business, government, and medicine. At its core is a focus on “planning, inventing, making, and doing.” (Cross, 1982), all of which are of value to the field of educational technology. Additionally, the book endeavors to develop a deep understanding of the design process in the reader. It is a critical skill, often drawing from other traditional design fields. An examination of the design process as practiced, of new models for design, and of ways to connect theory to the development of educational products are all fully explored with the goal of providing guidance for emerging instructional designers and deepening the practice of more advanced practitioners. Finally, as a large number of leading schools of instructional design have adopted the studio form of education for their professional programs, we include this emerging topic in the book as a practical and focused guide for readers at all levels.