book announcement--Dehaene



From: David Weininger (dgw@MIT.EDU)
Date: Thu Jul 18 2002 - 16:50:29 CEST


I thought readers of the Computational Neuroscience List might be interested in this book. For more information, please visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262541319/ Thank you!

Best,
David

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
edited by Stanislas Dehaene

This book investigates the philosophical, empirical, and theoretical bases on which a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness can be founded. The research questions reviewed include: Does perception occur without awareness? Can the neural bases of perceptual awareness be visualized with brain-imaging methods? What do unilateral neglect and extinction tell us about conscious and unconscious processing? What is the contribution of brainstem nuclei to conscious states? How can we identify mental processes uniquely associated with consciousness? An introductory chapter proposes a theoretical framework for building a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness, and two concluding chapters evaluate the progress made so far.

Stanislas Dehaene is a researcher at the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) in Orsay, France.

Contributors
Ned Block, Antonio Damasio, Stanislas Dehaene, Daniel Dennett, Jon Driver, John D. Eastwood, Anthony I. Jack, Nancy Kanwisher, Philip M. Merikle, Lionel Naccache, Josef Parvizi, Tim Shallice, Daniel Smilek, Patrik Vuilleumier.

7 x 10, 237 pp., paper, ISBN 0-262-54131-9

Cognition Special Issues
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