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Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness$
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Masao Ito, Yasushi Miyashita, and Edmund T. Rolls

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.001.0001

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Brain mechanisms of vision, memory, and consciousness

Brain mechanisms of vision, memory, and consciousness

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(p.80) (p.81) 6 Brain mechanisms of vision, memory, and consciousness
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Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness
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EDMUND T. ROLLS

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.003.0006

This chapter begins by examining how brain mechanisms are involved in visual-object recognition. The author focuses on neural systems involved in processing information about faces because with the large number of neurons devoted to this class of stimuli, this system has proved amenable to experimental analysis. Evidence on how a part of the brain involved in memory, the hippocampus, operates is considered next. It is said to be involved in a particular type of memory: the memory for recent episodes. The latter part of the chapter explores one view of consciousness as influenced by contemporary cognitive neuroscience.

Keywords:   brain mechanisms, visual object, recognition, neural systems, memory, hippocampus, consciousness, cognitive neuroscience

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