Expanding Horizons of the Mind Science(s)


P.N. Tandon (Editor)
National Brain Centre, Manesar, India
R.C. Tripathi (Editor)
N. Srinivasan (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY000000

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 up 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

Foreword pp.i-vii

Preface pp.ix-x

Section 1: Introduction to the Mind Science(s)pp.1-2

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

Chapter 2. Information Processing in the Brain
(P.N. Tandon, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)pp.21-32

Chapter 3. Neuroimaging Studies of Human Cognition: Measurement Techniques and Recent Developments
(P. Raghunathan and P.K. Roy, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)pp.33-48

Chapter 4. Electrophysiological Measurements: Insights about Brain and Cognition
(Bhoomika R. Kar, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India)pp.49-66

Section 2: Linking Cognitive, Neural, and Cultural Processes pp.67-68

Chapter 5. Biological Properties of Transduction Mechanisms in Sensory Systems
(Avi Chaudhuri, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)pp.69-92

Chapter 6. Plasticity of the Somatosensory System following Spinal and Peripheral Injuries
(Neeraj Jain and Shashank Tandon, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)pp.93-104

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

Chapter 8. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Memory
(Shiv K. Sharma, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)pp.129-140

Chapter 9. Effects of Stress on Cognitive versus Emotional Function: Cells, Circuits and Behavior
(Aparna Suvrathan, Rajnish P. Rao and Sumantra Chattarji
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India)pp.141-158

Chapter 10. Neuroeconomics of Individual Decision Making at Multiple Levels: A Review
(V.S. Chandrasekhar Pammi, Krishna P. Miyapuram, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India; Unilever Discover, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands)pp.159-186

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

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

Chapter 13. Belief: A Scientific Perspective
(P.N. Tandon)pp.235-248

Chapter 14. Comparative and Evolutionary Aspects of Cognition
(Souwmya Iyengar, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)pp.249-266

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

Chapter 16. Ecocultural Contexts and Cognitive Functioning
(R.C. Mishra, Department of Psychology, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)pp.287-306

Section 3: Mental and Neural Disorders pp.307-308

Chapter 17. Language Acquisition, Learning and Learning Disabilities in the Indian Context
(Pratibha Karanth, Bangalore, India)pp.309-326

Chapter 18. Dyslexia Across Orthographies – Insights from Neuroimaging
(Nandini Singh, A. Chakravarty & Prakash Padakannaya, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India, and Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, Mysore, India)pp.327-338

Chapter 19. Dementias
(Manjari Tripathi & Deepti Vibha, Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India)pp.339-362

Chapter 20. Autism: Understanding the Enigma
(Komilla Thapa, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India)

Chapter 21. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Neurocognitive Deficits in HIV/AIDS
(Mamata Mishra and Pankaj Seth, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India)pp.383-406

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

Section 4: Philosophical Issues pp.425-426

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

Chapter 24. The Quest and Denials
(Kireet Joshi)pp.449-466

Index pp.467-495

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