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Cortical dynamics and oscillations: What controls what we see?  

Cees van Leeuwen

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Aug 2015
Online publication date:
Aug 2014
Visual perception requires parallel processing of distributed information. To achieve true parallelism, in which multiple patterns can be processed simultaneously, dynamic synchronization ... More

Emergence of Higher Cognitive Functions: Reorganization of Large-Scale Brain Networks During Childhood And Adolescence  

Pedro M. Paz-Alonso, Silvia A. Bunge, and Simona Ghetti

In the present chapter, we first provide an overview of neurodevelopmental changes in brain structure and function, which have implications for the development of higher cognitive ... More

From Molecules to Metaphor: Outlooks on Synesthesia Research  

V.S. Ramachandran and David Brang

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
Synaesthesia has been described as a perceptual experience in which a stimulus presented through one modality will spontaneously evoke a sensation experienced in an unrelated modality. ... More

Genetic Tools in the Erasure of Emotional Memory  

Derya Sargin, Chen Yan, and Sheena Josselyn

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Jan 2015
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Sep 2013
Fear is an important emotion; remembering fearful events/places/stimuli is key for survival. However, dysregulation of fear may underlie the etiology of several psychiatric diseases. ... More

Metamemory in Comparative Context  

David A. Washburn, Michael J. Beran, and J. David Smith

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Jun 2016
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Sep 2015
Demonstrations of animal memory were among the earliest experimental results obtained in psychology, but investigations of whether animals show metacognitive competencies are relatively ... More

Molecular Neurobiology of Social Bonding  

Catherine E. Barrett and Larry J. Young

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Jan 2015
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Sep 2013
Many psychiatric illnesses, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), schizophrenia, and depression, are characterized by impaired social cognition and a compromised ability to form ... More

The Neuropsychology of Acquired Number and Calculation Disorders  

Marinella Cappelletti

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2015
Acalculia is an acquired disorder of number and/or calculation skills following cerebral damage (Henschen, 1919) which affects about 20% of patients with left hemisphere injury. The ... More

Prologue: Some Metacomments on Metamemory  

R. A. Bjork

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Jun 2016
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Feb 2016
In this prologue, I comment on key events in the history of research on metamemory and on my own reactions to those events—beginning with the now-famous research on feeling-of-knowing ... More

Visual Word Recognition  

Melvin J. Yap and David A. Balota

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Sep 2015
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Nov 2014
Visual word recognition is an integral aspect of reading. Although readers are able to recognize visually presented words with apparent ease, the processes that map orthography onto ... More

Visual Word Recognition in the Bayesian Reader Framework  

Sachiko Kinoshita

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Sep 2015
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Feb 2015
Visual word recognition is traditionally viewed as a process of activating a lexical representation stored in long-term memory. Although this activation framework has been valuable in ... More

The Work of the Eyes During Reading  

Elizabeth R. Schotter and Keith Rayner

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2014
In this chapter we discuss the movements of the eyes during reading: how they support and reveal the reading process. We start by describing basic facts about eye movements. We then ... More

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