History of Cognitive Neuroscience
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History of Cognitive Neuroscience by M. R. Bennett
Book DescriptionHistory of Cognitive Neuroscience documents the major neuroscientific experiments and theories over the last century and a half in the domain of cognitive neuroscience, and evaluates the cogency of the conclusions that have been drawn from them.* Provides a companion work to the highly acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience - combining scientific detail with philosophical insights* Views the evolution of brain science through the lens of its principal figures and experiments* Addresses philosophical criticism of Bennett and Hacker's previous book* Accompanied by more than 100 illustrations
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405181822
(248mm x 177mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author M. R. Bennett
History of Cognitive Neuroscience, Paperback (October 2012)
In this companion work to the highly acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, the distinguished neurophysiologist M.R. Bennett and eminent philosopher P.M.S. Hacker return to the relationship between brain function and our psychological attributes.
Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by M. R. Bennett
In this work, two distinguished figures from neuroscience and philosophy present a detailed critical survey of the philosophical foundations of cognitive neuroscience. The book gives a critical conceptual overview of the difficulties encountered in many current neuroscientific theories.
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Author Biography - M. R. Bennett
M. R. Bennett is Professor of Neuroscience, University Chair and Scientific Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute at the University of Sydney. He is the author of many papers and books on neuroscience as well as the history and philosophy of neuroscience, including The Idea of Consciousness (1997) and A History of the Synapse (2001). He is past President of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience, past President of the Australian Neuroscience Society, as well as the recipient of numerous awards for his research, including the Neuroscience Medal, the Ramaciotti Medal, the Macfarlane Burnet Medal and the Order of Australia. P. M. S. Hacker is an Emeritus Research Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, UK. He is the author of numerous books and articles on philosophy of the mind and philosophy of language, and is the leading authority on the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Among his many publications is the four-volume Analytical Commentary on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and its epilogue, Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy. His most recent work is Human Nature: The Categorial Framework, the first volume of a trilogy on human nature. Together, M. R. Bennet and P. M. S. Hacker have authored the acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience (Blackwell, 2003).
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