John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Cacioppo is the author of more than 500 scientific articles and twenty books. Among the awards he has received are the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association (APA), the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), and the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). He is a former Editor of Psychophysiology and a past president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
Louis G. Tassinary is a Professor of Visualization, Executive Associate Dean in the College of Architecture and member of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Neuroscience at Texas A & M University. He has published in a wide variety of journals including Psychological Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Preservation Law and Research, and Environment and Behavior. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship and the Kadel Medal for Career Achievement, and a former secretary of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
Gary G. Berntson is an Emeritus Academy Professor of Psychology at the Ohio State University. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has edited several books. He has served on numerous federal advisory committees (National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, as well as the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defence). He has served as a Board member, Secretary and then President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. He was the recipient of Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Scholar awards from the Ohio State University, and received the Paul D. MacLean Award for Outstanding Research in Neuroscience from the American Psychosomatic Society in 2013.
Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted.
Brain and Behaviour: Revisiting the Classic Studies traces 17 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Gage, Luria, Sperry, and Tulving to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired.
Suitable for students on neuropsychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an enquiring mind.
This timely revision provides a unique introduction to the techniques for researching and understanding how the brain translates the external physical world to the internal world of sensation. The revision expands and refines coverage of the basic tools of psychophysics research and better integrates the theory with the supporting software.
The new edition continues to be the only book to combine, in a single volume, the principles underlying the science of psychophysical measurement and the practical tools necessary to analyze data from psychophysical experiments. The book, written in a tutorial style, will appeal to new researchers as well as to seasoned veterans. This introduction to psychophysics research methods will be of interest to students, scholars and researchers within sensory neuroscience, vision research, behavioral neuroscience, and the cognitive sciences.Presents a large variety of analytical methods explained for the non-expertProvides a novel classification scheme for psychophysics experiments Disseminates the pros and cons of different psychophysical procedures Contains practical tips for designing psychophysical experiments
The event-related potential (ERP) technique, in which neural responses to specific events are extracted from the EEG, provides a powerful noninvasive tool for exploring the human brain. This volume describes practical methods for ERP research along with the underlying theoretical rationale. It offers researchers and students an essential guide to designing, conducting, and analyzing ERP experiments. This second edition has been completely updated, with additional material, new chapters, and more accessible explanations. Freely available supplementary material, including several online-only chapters, offer expanded or advanced treatment of selected topics.
The first half of the book presents essential background information, describing the origins of ERPs, the nature of ERP components, and the design of ERP experiments. The second half of the book offers a detailed treatment of the main steps involved in conducting ERP experiments, covering such topics as recording the EEG, filtering the EEG and ERP waveforms, and quantifying amplitudes and latencies. Throughout, the emphasis is on rigorous experimental design and relatively simple analyses. New material in the second edition includes entire chapters devoted to components, artifacts, measuring amplitudes and latencies, and statistical analysis; updated coverage of recording technologies; concrete examples of experimental design; and many more figures. Online chapters cover such topics as overlap, localization, writing and reviewing ERP papers, and setting up and running an ERP lab.