Publisher description for Mind and brain : dialogues in cognitive neuroscience / edited by Joseph E. LeDoux and William Hirst.


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Counter Researchers in both the brain and the cognitive sciences are attempting to understand the mind. They should be natural allies, but neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists tend to work in isolation. Brain and Mind represents a pioneering attempt to bring them together. The editors' objective was to force scientists who are working on the same problem but from different perspectives to address each other. Through a series of written dialogues on four topics - attention, perception, memory, and emotion - leading researchers sought to discover similarities and differences in their varied approaches. The dialogues demonstrate compellingly that workers in neuroscience and cognition have much to gain by increasing their interactions across disciplinary boundaries. The eight main chapters are each detailed, up-to-date, scholarly reviews of the major methodological, theoretical, and empirical issues.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cognitive neuroscience, Mind and body