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The Uttal Tetralogy of Cognitive Neuroscience


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On Seeing Forms

On Seeing Forms

William R. Uttal
January 21, 2016

Originally published in 1988, this is the final volume in the set. The original intent of the tetralogy was to review neural explanations of high level perceptual and cognitive processes. However, at this point, it became clear that there were few neural explanations of perceptual topics – a...

A Taxonomy of Visual Processes

A Taxonomy of Visual Processes

William R. Uttal
December 09, 2015

Originally published in 1981, this third volume deals with the empirical data base and the theories concerning visual perception – the set of mental responses to photic stimulation of the eyes. As the book develops, the plan was to present a general taxonomy of visual processes and phenomena. It...

The Psychobiology of Mind

The Psychobiology of Mind

William R. Uttal
December 04, 2015

Originally published in 1978, this book develops a conceptual synthesis of the field of physiological psychology, the science specifically concerned with the relationship between the brain and the mind. It was designed to elucidate the important questions under investigation, the basic intellectual...

The Psychobiology of Sensory Coding

The Psychobiology of Sensory Coding

William R. Uttal
December 01, 2015

Originally published in 1973, this book deals with what were, even at that time, the well-known neural coding processes of the sensory transmission processes. The book was written to demonstrate the common features of the various senses. It concentrates on the most peripheral neural aspects of the...

The Uttal Tetralogy of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Uttal Tetralogy of Cognitive Neuroscience

William R. Uttal
June 13, 2014

These four volumes, originally published between 1973 and 1988, were intended to provide a broad survey of cognitive neuroscience, a field known variously as physiological psychology or psychobiology in the 1970s and 1980s when the books were written. The general goal was to summarize what was...

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