Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience

Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen Kosslyn

in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in print December 2013 | ISBN: 9780199988709
Published online December 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience

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This book consists of two volumes that review the current state of the art in cognitive neuroscience. Volume 2 has four sections. The first section explores emotion and its link to perception and attention, how emotion affects cognition, and genetic and developmental approaches to emotion. The second section deals with self and social cognition. It includes chapters that examine topics such as the perception of nonverbal cues and perception–action links, face recognition, empathy and social interaction, impression formation, and drawing of inferences about others’ mental states. The third section is about higher cognitive functions and covers topics ranging from conflict monitoring and cognitive control, the hierarchical control of action, decision-making, categorization, thinking, expectancies, and numerical cognition. Finally, the fourth section contains four chapters that illustrate how disruptions of the mechanisms of cognition and emotion produce abnormal functioning in individuals. This section covers topics such as attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Keywords: cognitive neuroscience; emotion; self; social cognition; cognitive functions; anxiety; attention; face recognition; empathy; categorization

Article.  4652 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Neuroscience

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