Cognitive Electrophysiology

  • H.-J. Heinze
  • T. F. Münte
  • George R. Mangun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Steven A. Hillyard, Steven J. Luck, George R. Mangun
    Pages 1-25
  3. G. Mulder, A. A. Wijers, K. A. Brookhuis, H. G. O. M. Smid, L. J. M. Mulder
    Pages 26-80
  4. Frank Rösler, Martin Heil, Erwin Hennighausen
    Pages 149-168
  5. L. Nielsen-Bohlman, R. T. Knight
    Pages 169-182
  6. T. F. Münte, H.-J. Heinze
    Pages 211-238
  7. Daniel Brandeis, Dietrich Lehmann
    Pages 239-247
  8. N. Birbaumer, W. Lutzenberger, T. Elbert, T. Trevorrow
    Pages 248-264
  9. J. Niemann, T. Winker, A. Hufschmidt, C. H. Lücking
    Pages 265-287
  10. E.-J. Speckmann, U. Altrup, A. Lücke, R. Köhling
    Pages 288-299
  11. Erol Başar, Martin Schürmann, Canan Başar-Eroglu, Tamer Demiralp
    Pages 334-367
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 379-385

About this book


MICHAEL S. GAZZANIGA The investigation of the human brain and mind involves a myriad of ap­ proaches. Cognitive neuroscience has grown out of the appreciation that these approaches have common goals that are separate from other goals in the neural sciences. By identifying cognition as the construct of interest, cognitive neuro­ science limits the scope of investigation to higher mental functions, while simultaneously tackling the greatest complexity of creation, the human mind. The chapters of this collection have their common thread in cognitive neuroscience. They attack the major cognitive processes using functional stud­ ies in humans. Indeed, functional measures of human sensation, perception, and cognition are the keystone of much of the neuroscience of cognitive sci­ ence, and event-related potentials (ERPs) represent a methodological "coming of age" in the study of the intricate temporal characteristics of cognition. Moreover, as the field of cognitive ERPs has matured, the very nature of physiology has undergone a significant revolution. It is no longer sufficient to describe the physiology of non-human primates; one must consider also the detailed knowledge of human brain function and cognition that is now available from functional studies in humans-including the electrophysiological studies in humans described here. Together with functional imaging of the human brain via positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), ERPs fill our quiver with the arrows required to pierce more than the single neuron, but the networks of cognition.


PET brain cognition information magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neuroscience perception physiology positron emission tomography (PET) primates visual attention

Editors and affiliations

  • H.-J. Heinze
    • 1
  • T. F. Münte
    • 2
  • George R. Mangun
    • 3
  1. 1.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverNeurologische KlinikHannover 61Germany
  2. 2.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverNeurologische KlinikHannover 61Germany
  3. 3.Center for NeuroscienceUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6693-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0283-7
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