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Consciousness and Cognition


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Chapter 1: How Did Modern Human Cognition Evolve? Chapter 2: Taking Up Arms Chapter 3: Celebrating 300 Million Years of the Mind: A Bird's-Eye View Chapter 4: Was Medieval Cell Doctrine More Modern Than We Thought? Chapter 5: Can Evolution Produce Robots? Chapter 6: The Thought-Translation Device Chapter 7: Babes in Arms: Studies in Laterality Chapter 8: Why a Creative Brain? Evolutionary Setups for Off-Line Planning of Coherent Stages Chapter 9: Creativity: Method or Magic? Chapter 10: The Cross-Cultural Brain Chapter 11: Where's the Missing Body? A Puzzle for Cognitive Science Chapter 12: Whose Free Will is it Anyway? or, The Illusion of Determinism Chapter 13: Affective Neuroscience and the Ancestral Sources of Human Feelings Chapter 14: The Funny Meat Behind Our Eyes Chapter 15: Practicing Safe Stress: A Selective Overview of the Neuroscience Research Chapter 16: Petrol Sniffing, the Brain, and Aboriginal Culture: Between Sorcery and Neuroscience Chapter 17: Chatting with Noam Chomsky Index

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A unique interdisciplinary collection of reviews on the the connection between the mind and brain.

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Dr. Henri Cohen's research interests focus on speech and language development and neurological disorders, learning and emotion in Parkinson's disease, complexity and learning, skill acquisition and interference, and origin of language. He is Professor of Psychology (ret.) at Universite du Quebec a Montreal, and visiting scholar, at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, and edited two books (with Elsevier) on cognition and consciousness, and on categorization, and a book on the origins of language (Benjamins). He is the current editor of Brain and Cognition (Elsevier), and past editor of Journal of Neurolinguistics (Elsevier).


"...the volume is well worth reading. The editors should be congratulated for pursuing a different vision about how to transmit knowledge of mind and brain to the public, and to students and colleagues." Christine Chiarello, in LATERALITY, 13:2, 198-199, Jan 2008

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