Accession Number : ADA325293

Title :   Brain and Cognition: Some New Technologies,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Druckman, Daniel ; Lacey, John

PDF Url : ADA325293

Report Date : 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : In response to a request from the U.S. Army Research Institute (ARI), the National Research Council (NRC) formed a committee to undertake preliminary study of the development of the major new technologies in cognitive psychophysiology. The task of the committee was to examine four technologies: (1) event related brain potentials (ERPs), (2) the magnetoencephalogram (MEG), (3) the brain imaging techniques of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and (4) the approach focused on studying patients with brain lesions or damage. For each technology the committee identified critical problems that must be resolved if farther progress is to be made; estimated the likelihood that such progress be made; and discussed opportunities for basic and applied research. The committee also discussed the implementation of an enlarged discipline applied cognitive neuroscience that combines psychophysiology, cognitive psychology, and computer modeling.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, *BRAIN DAMAGE, *NEUROCHEMICAL TRANSMISSION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, TOMOGRAPHY, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), CEREBRAL CORTEX, CONDITIONING(LEARNING), EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAMS, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE