(NAS Colloquium) Neuroimaging of Human Brain Function
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The colloquium on "Imaging of Cognitive Function" speaks to the many audiences whose interests relate to efforts to map cognitive processes in the human brain. There are things of great interest in this collection of papers for specialists in cognition and neuroscience and imaging science as well as in disciplines interested in human development through education and training and others with intrinsic interest in the latest information on how the human brain supports thought. The papers were presented at a meeting sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences in its western home the Beckman Center at the University of California, Irvine.


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166 pages | 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-309-09030-8

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-vi
Contents vii-viii
The neuroimaging of human brain function 1-2
Behind the scenes of functional brain imaging: A historical and physiological perspective 3-10
Event-related functional MRI: Past, present, and future 11-18
Event-related brain potentials in the study of visual selective attention 19-25
Functional and structural mapping of human cerebral cortex: Solutions are in the surfaces 26-33
Imaging neuroscience: Principles or maps? 34-40
Spatially independent activity patterns in functional MRI data during the Stroop color-naming task 41-48
Functional analysis of primary visual cortex (V1) in humans 49-55
The representation of the ipsilateral visual field in human cerebral cortex 56-62
On the role of selective attention in visual perception 63-68
Frontoparietal cortical networks for directing attention and the eye to visual locations: Identical, independent, or overlapping neural systems? 69-76
Neural components of topographical representation 77-84
The neural development and organization of letter recognition: Evidence from functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and behavioral studies 85-90
The effects of practice on the functional anatomy of task performance 91-98
The acquisition of skilled motor performance: Fast and slow experience-driven changes in primary motor cortex 99-106
Rapidly induced auditory plasticity: The ventriloquism aftereffect 107-113
Components of verbal working memory: Evidence from neuroimaging 114-120
A neural system for human visual working memory 121-128
Functional neuroimaging studies of encoding, priming, and explicit memory retrieval 129-136
Anatomy of word and sentence meaning 137-143
The role of left prefrontal corex in language and memory 144-151
Neuroimaging studies of word reading 152-159
Cerebral organization for langague in deaf and hearing subjects: Biological constraints and effects of experience 160-167
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National Research Council. (NAS Colloquium) Neuroimaging of Human Brain Function. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1998.

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