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Editors: P.N. Tandon (National Brain Centre, Manesar, India), R.C. Tripathi and N. Srinivasan (University of Allahabad, India)
Book Description:
The journey of Mind Sciences in India has been through the peaks and troughs. It is generally accepted that no other cultural tradition except Indian has given so much attention to the matters of mind and consciousness. Yet, recognition to the sciences studying Mind like Psychology as a scientific discipline came in very late. There were only a handful of Universities in India which had independent Departments of Psychology or Neuroscience at the time of India’s independence. In the last few decades, Mind Sciences in the country have picked steam resulting in major discussions and interactions across disciplines like Psychology, Neuroscience and Computer Science. This book examines the expanding horizons of the Mind Sciences. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Section 1: Introduction to the Mind Science(s)

Chapter 1. New interdisciplinary spaces in Mind Science(s);pp. 3-20
(R. C. Tripathi and Narayanan Srinivasan, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India)

Chapter 2. Information Processing in the Brain;pp. 21-31
(P. N. Tandon, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)

Chapter 3. Neuroimaging studies of Human Cognition: Measurement techniques and recent developments;pp. 33-47
(P. Raghunathan and P.K. Roy, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)

Chapter 4. Electrophysiological Measurements: Insights about Brain and Cognition;pp. 49-65
(Bhoomika R. Kar, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India)

Section 2: Linking Cognitive, Neural, and Cultural Processes

Chapter 5. Biological properties of transduction mechanisms in sensory systems;pp. 69-91
(Avi Chaudhuri, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Chapter 6. Plasticity of the Somatosensory System following Spinal and Peripheral Injuries;pp. 93-103
(Neeraj Jain and Shashank Tandon, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)

Chapter 7. Selective Attention: Insights from multiple methodologies;pp. 105-128
(Priyanka Srivastava & Narayanan Srinivasan, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India)

Chapter 8. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Memory;pp. 129-139
(Shiv K. Sharma, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)

Chapter 9. Effects of stress on cognitive versus emotional function: cells, circuits and behavior;pp. 141-157
(Aparna Suvrathan, Rajnish P. Rao and Sumantra Chattarji
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India)

Chapter 10. Neuroeconomics of Individual Decision Making at Multiple levels: A Review;pp. 159-185
(V. S. Chandrasekhar Pammi1 (1), Krishna P. Miyapuram2
Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India; Unilever Discover, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands)

Chapter 11. Human Cognition and the Frontal Lobe;pp. 187-200
(P. N. Tandon, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)

Chapter 12. Language Processing in Bilinguals and Biliterates;pp. 201-234
(Shyamala Chengappa, All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore, India)

Chapter 13. Belief: A Scientific Perspective;pp. 235-247
(P. N. Tandon)

Chapter 14. Comparative and Evolutionary Aspects of Cognition;pp. 249-265
(Souwmya Iyengar, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)

Chapter 15. Facial Expressions of Emotion: A Neuro-cultural Perspective;pp. 267-286
(Manas K Mandal, Amri Sabharwal, & Avinash Awasthi, Defense Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 16. Ecocultural Contexts and Cognitive Functioning;pp. 287-305
(R. C. Mishra, Department of Psychology, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

Section 3: Mental and Neural Disorders

Chapter 17. Language Acquisition, Learning and Learning Disabilities in the Indian Context;pp. 309-325
(Pratibha Karanth, Bangalore, India)

Chapter 18. Dyslexia across orthographies – insights from neuroimaging;pp. 327-337
(Nandini Singh, A. Chakravarty1 & Prakash Padakannaya
National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India
Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, Mysore, India)

Chapter 19. Dementias;pp. 339-361
(Manjari Tripathi & Deepti Vibha, Department of Neurology. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 20. Autism: Understanding the Enigma;pp. 363-381
(Komilla Thapa, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India)

Chapter 21. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Neurocognitive Deficits in HIV/AIDS;pp. 383-405
(Mamata Mishra and Pankaj Seth, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)

Chapter 22. Psychoneuroimmunology;pp. 407-424
(Prabha Chandra, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India)

Section 4: Philosophical Issues

Chapter 23. A Sketch of an Indian Psychology;pp. 427-448
(P. K. Mukhopadhyay)

Chapter 24, The Quest and Denials;pp. 449-465
(Kireet Joshi)

Index

   Series:
      Psychology Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7x10 (NBC - C) 497pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-602-3
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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