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Understanding Cognitive Development: Approaches from Mind and Brain

Understanding Cognitive Development: Approaches from Mind and Brain

Barbara Landau
March 28, 2013

The papers in this volume examine the state of the art in key areas of developmental cognitive neuroscience, focusing on theoretically driven research on cognition and its development. The past decade has seen an increasing number of empirical papers on the relationship between brain and cognitive...

The Specialization of Function: Cognitive and Neural Perspectives on Modularity: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

The Specialization of Function: Cognitive and Neural Perspectives on Modularity: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Bradford Mahon, Jessica Cantlon
January 06, 2012

Functional specialization is a property of biological systems generally. A unifying theme that cuts across all research areas and techniques in the cognitive and brain sciences is whether there is specialization of function at levels of processing that are ‘abstracted away’ from sensory inputs and...

Letter Recognition: From Perception to Representation: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Letter Recognition: From Perception to Representation: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Matthew Finkbeiner, Max Coltheart
June 23, 2009

Detailed computational modelling of reading has been much pursued in the past twenty years, and several specific computational models of visual word recognition and reading aloud have been developed. These models offer computational accounts of many aspects of reading, but all have neglected the...

Integrative Approaches to Perception and Action: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Integrative Approaches to Perception and Action: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Nicola Bruno, P. Paolo Battaglini
December 04, 2008

The special issue aims at providing a forum for empirical and theoretical research on the integration of perceptual and motor processes in the human mind. Integrative approaches to perception and action have proved fruitful in several areas, including large-scale questions pertaining to the...

The Mental Lexicon: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

The Mental Lexicon: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Michele Miozzo
August 31, 2008

This special issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology presents a series of neuropsychological and neuro-imagining studies investigating the mental lexicon – its functional organization, its access in speech production and comprehension, and its neural underpinnings....

Computational Modelling: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Computational Modelling: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Gary S. Dell, Alfonso Caramazza
July 01, 2008

The papers in the special issue describe computational models and principles that attempt to explain the performance of brain damaged subjects. The models elucidate the cognitive processes that underlie speaking, reading, spelling, and visuospatial planning by implementing hypothesized mechanisms...

Inhibitory After-Effects in Spatial Processing: Experimental and Theoretical Issues on Inhibition of Return: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Inhibitory After-Effects in Spatial Processing: Experimental and Theoretical Issues on Inhibition of Return: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Paolo Bartolomeo, Juan Lupiáñez
October 05, 2006

When responding to a suddenly appearing stimulus, we are slower and/or less accurate when the stimulus occurs at the same location of a previous event, as compared to when it appears in a new location. This phenomenon, often called Inhibition of Return (IOR), has fostered a huge amount of research...

Selective Deficits in Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Selective Deficits in Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Bradley C. Duchaine
July 20, 2006

Traditionally, cognitive neuropsychology has focused on selective impairments in individuals who suffered brain damage as adults. However, in recent years, there have been a number of cognitive neuropsychological studies of selective impairments due to developmental deficits. Papers in Selective...

The Multiple Functions of Sensory-Motor Representations: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

The Multiple Functions of Sensory-Motor Representations: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Raffaella. I. Rumiati, ALFONSO CARAMAZZA
June 09, 2005

The papers in this volume consider the role of sensory-motor processes and their neural structures in higher cognitive functions such as visual and motor imagery, iconic memory and temporal judgment. The evidence brought to bear on this issue comes from behavioral studies of brain-damaged subjects...

Words and Things: Cognitive Neuropsychological Studies in Tribute to Eleanor M. Saffran: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Words and Things: Cognitive Neuropsychological Studies in Tribute to Eleanor M. Saffran: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Marlene Behrmann, Karalyn Patterson
April 01, 2004

To understand mental function, we need to uncover the representations and processes underlying our ability to comprehend and to produce words, sentences,numbers and objects (or pictures of them). The unique contribution of the field of cognitive neuropsychology is the investigation of these...

The Organisation of Conceptual Knowledge in the Brain: Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Perspectives: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

The Organisation of Conceptual Knowledge in the Brain: Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Perspectives: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Alfonso Caramazza, Alex Martin
July 10, 2003

Category-specific knowledge disorders are among the most intriguing and perplexing syndromes in cognitive neuropsychology. The past decade has witnessed increased interest in these disorders, due largely to a heightened appreciation of the profound implications that an understanding of concept...

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Processing: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Processing: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

Nancy Kanwisher, Morris Moscovitch
May 25, 2000

For social primates like us, faces may be the most biologically significant stimuli we view. Faces provide information not only about identity but also about mood, age, sex, and direction of overt attention. Does our ability to extract this information from faces rely on special-purpose cognitive...

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