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Beyond the Learning CurveThe construction of mind

Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Craig Speelman and Kim Kirsner

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

For years now, learning has been at the heart of research within cognitive psychology. How do we acquire new knowledge and new skills? Are the principles underlying skill acquisition unique to ... More

The Bilingual Brain

The Bilingual Brain

Arturo E. Hernandez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199828111
eISBN:
9780199345366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828111.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The book considers the nature of the bilingual brain by framing it around three specific issues: age of acquisition, language proficiency and cognitive control. To achieve this the book is divided ... More

Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199371815
eISBN:
9780190226640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371815.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education, volume editors Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors bring together diverse issues and evidence in two related domains: bilingualism among deaf ... More

Binocular Vision and Stereopsis

Binocular Vision and Stereopsis

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195084764
eISBN:
9780199871049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084764.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book presents a survey of knowledge about binocular vision, with an emphasis on its role in the perception of a three-dimensional world. The primary interest is biological vision. In each ... More

Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad BehaviorScientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad Behavior: Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, and Julian Savulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844180
eISBN:
9780199369607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844180.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology

Many decisions in the legal system and elsewhere depend on predictions of bad behaviors, including crimes and mental illnesses. Some scientists have suggested recently that these predictions can ... More

BlindsightA Case Study and Implications

Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

L. Weiskrantz

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Damage to a particular area of the brain — the neocortex — is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients who have suffered from this form of blindness have nevertheless ... More

Brain and MemoryModulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

James L. McGaugh, Norman M. Weinberger, and Gary Lynch

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082944
eISBN:
9780199847877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082944.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book looks at what we have learned over the last century in attempting to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experiences. The major central ... More

Brain ImagingWhat it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Brain Imaging: What it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Robert G. Shulman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199838721
eISBN:
9780199345373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838721.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Magnetic resonance imaging methods, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), have taken a commanding position in brain studies because they allow ... More

Brain, Perception, MemoryAdvances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Johan J. Bolhuis (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524823
eISBN:
9780191689246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive neuroscience is a growth area in psychology and neuroscience, with insights into the brain mechanisms of cognitive abilities being gained from studies of both animals and humans. This book ... More

Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Human Basis for Sustainable Development

Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Human Basis for Sustainable Development

Susan Pick and Jenna Sirkin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195383164
eISBN:
9780199796854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383164.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Many international development efforts have been limited because they are elaborated as exclusively economic projects. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen argues, however, that combating poverty requires ... More

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