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Main Title Representation and Brain [electronic resource] /
Author Funahashi, Shintaro.
Publisher Springer Japan,
Year Published 2007
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9784431730217
Subjects Medicine. ; Neurosciences. ; Psychiatry. ; Animal behavior. ; Consciousness.
Internet Access
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Collation XII, 366 p. 101 illus., 28 in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Visual Information Processing and Visual Image Production -- Visual Perception of Contextual Effect and Its Neural Correlates -- Multiple Mechanisms of Top-Down Processing in Vision -- Invariant Representations of Objects in Natural Scenes in the Temporal Cortex Visual Areas -- Representation of Objects and Scenes in Visual Working Memory in Human Brain -- Motor Image and Body Schema -- Action Representation in the Cerebral Cortex and the Cognitive Functions of the Motor System -- Representation of Bodily Self in the Multimodal Parieto-Premotor Network -- Neuronal Correlates of the Simulation, Execution, and Perception of Limb Movements -- Neural Basis of Saccadic Decision Making in the Human Cortex -- Memory as an Internal Representation -- Neural Representations Supporting Spatial Navigation and Memory -- How Can We Detect Ensemble Coding by Cell Assembly? -- Representation of Numerical Information in the Brain -- Manipulation of Internal Representation -- Prefrontal Representations Underlying Goal-Directed Behavior -- The Prefrontal Cortex as a Model System to Understand Representation and Processing of Information -- Large-Scale Network Dynamics in Neurocognitive Function. How is information represented in the nervous system? How is that information manipulated and processed? These are some of the more important and challenging questions for neuroscientists and psychologists today. Understanding brain functions, especially the neural mechanisms of higher cognitive processes such as thinking, reasoning, judging, and decision making, are the subjects covered by the research in the chapters of this book. They describe recent progress in four major research areas: visual functions, motor functions, memory functions, and prefrontal functions. Readers will obtain an excellent idea of how the nervous system internally represents the outer world, how the nervous system constructs images or schemas to perceive the outer world or react to the environment, and how the nervous system processes information using internal representations - topics that are at the forefront of brain science today.