Re: The New Cognitive Neurosciences

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 18:10:50 MST

"J. R. Molloy" <> writes:

> It's not really all that "new" (still using obsolete notions of "mind" and
> "consciousness"), but according to Stephen G. Waxman, "Gazzaniga has
> arrayed some of the world's leaders in one of the most exciting areas of
> neuroscience -- cognitive neuroscience -- and has woven their
> contributions into a comprehensive and well-documented, yet accessible and
> provocative, overview. This book belongs on the shelf of any reader
> interested in the brain and behavior."

I got it, and it is quite good. A huge volume, definitely not
something you read from cover to cover but wonderful to open up at
random to learn something interesting from (just how does the
forcefield hypothesis of motor command work? what about phantom
pain?), and of course as a reference book if you are interested in a
more specific field.

I wouldn't recommend it as a starter book though. I find Kalat,
J. W. (1998). Biological psychology. 6th ed. Brooks/Cole to be a nice

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