An Introduction to Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Birte U. Forstmann
  • Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tutorials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon Farrell, Stephan Lewandowsky
      Pages 3-24
    3. Andrew Heathcote, Scott D. Brown, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
      Pages 25-48
    4. Philip L. Smith, Roger Ratcliff
      Pages 49-70
    5. Birte U. Forstmann, Max C. Keuken, Anneke Alkemade
      Pages 71-89
    6. F. Gregory Ashby
      Pages 91-112
    7. Birte U. Forstmann, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
      Pages 139-156
  3. How Cognitive Models Inform the Cognitive Neurosciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Jill X. O’Reilly, Rogier B. Mars
      Pages 179-197
    3. Peter Kok, Floris P. de Lange
      Pages 221-244
    4. Thomas C. Sprague, John T. Serences
      Pages 245-274
  4. How the Cognitive Neurosciences Inform Cognitive Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Gordon D. Logan, Jeffrey D. Schall, Thomas J. Palmeri
      Pages 303-320
    3. William H. Alexander, Joshua W. Brown
      Pages 321-338
    4. Jelmer P. Borst, John R. Anderson
      Pages 339-352
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 353-354

About this book


Two recent innovations, the emergence of formal cognitive models and the addition of cognitive neuroscience data to the traditional behavioral data, have resulted in the birth of a new, interdisciplinary field of study: model-based cognitive neuroscience. Despite the increasing scientific interest in model-based cognitive neuroscience, few active researchers and even fewer students have a good knowledge of the two constituent disciplines. The main goal of this edited collection is to promote the integration of cognitive modeling and cognitive neuroscience. Experts in the field will provide tutorial-style chapters that explain particular techniques and highlight their usefulness through concrete examples and numerous case studies. The book will also include a thorough list of references pointing the reader towards additional literature and online resources.


cognitive neuroscience computational neuroscience decision making mathematical models model-based neuroscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Birte U. Forstmann
    • 1
  • Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
    • 2
  1. 1.Cognitive Science CenterUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Psychological MethodsUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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