The Parallel Brain - The cognitive neuroscience of the corpus callosum

Eran Zaidel

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Marco Iacoboni

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Eran Zaidel et Marco Iacoboni - The Parallel Brain - The cognitive neuroscience of the corpus callosum.
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Résumé

Hemispheric specialization is involved in every aspect of sensory, cognitive, and motor systems integration. Study of the corpus callosum, the bands of tissue uniting the brain's two hemispheres, is central to understanding neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and behavior. It also brings the tools of hemispheric specialization to a fundamental problem of cognitive neuroscience: modularity and intermodular communication. This book summarizes current research on the human corpus callosum. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to cognitive neuroscience. Rather than viewing the field through the various systems of the mind/brain such as perception, action, emotion, memory, language, and problem solving, it takes a case studies approach. Focusing on the central problem of simple reaction time, it examines the most basic possible sequence of perception-decision-action. The task is to press a button with one hand as soon as a patch of light is detected in the peripheral visual field. When the patch appears in the visual field opposite the responding hand, there must be interhemispheric transfer prior to response. But transfer of what-a visual input code? A cognitive decision code? A motor response code? Combining animal models, normal human studies, and clinical evidence, the authors apply anatomical, physiological, and behavioral perspectives to this question. The emerging view is that the corpus callosum consists of many parallel interhemispheric channels for communication and control, and that every transfer channel is context-dependent and modulated by attention.

Sommaire

  • ANATOMY AND MORPHOMETRY OF THE CORPUS CALLOSSUM
    • Anatomy: Animal Studies
    • Anatomy: Human Studies
    • Morphometry
  • PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CALLOSAL SENSORIMOTOR INTEGRATION
    • Physiology: Animal Studies
    • Physiology: Human Sudies
  • INTERHEMISPHERIC SENSORIMOTOR INTEGRATION: BEHAVORIAL STUDIES
    • The Normal Brain
    • The Split Brain
    • Callosal Agenesis
  • THE CORPUS CALLOSUM AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS
  • FROM ANATOMY TO BEHAVIOR: THE CASE OF PURE ALEXIA

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    25/06/2003
  • Editeur
  • Collection
    Issues in clinical & cognitive
  • ISBN
    0-262-24044-0
  • EAN
    9780262240444
  • Présentation
    Relié
  • Nb. de pages
    552 pages
  • Poids
    1.615 Kg
  • Dimensions
    22,5 cm × 28,5 cm × 3,5 cm

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Eran Zaidel is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and of Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute. Marco lacoboni is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA's School of Medicine and a member of its Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center.

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