Randy L. Buckner, Steven E. Petersen

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A growing number of scientists have become interested in the relation between cognitive processes and their biological basis. This growth in interest has led to the creation of a subfield within psychology called cognitive neuroscience, which has now spawned its own scientific journal, a conference, and several graduate programs around the United States. One reason for recent enthusiasm is the development of several methods that allow researchers to observe brain activity in healthy, awake subjects while they perform cognitive tasks. These methods, which are referred to as neuroimaging techniques, provide a unique window into the function of the human brain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Cognitive Science
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781405164535
ISBN (Print)9780631218517
StatePublished - Feb 26 2008


  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging research
  • Neuroimaging techniques
  • Neuroimaging works


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