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Neural Correlates of Thinking

  • Eduard Kraft
  • Balázs Gulyás
  • Ernst Pöppel
  • Systematic and highly concise volume about the presently available techniques and approaches study to higher cognitive processes in humans and thinking in particular

  • Valuable information source for those who are seeking an up-to-date description of the neural correlates of thinking


Part of the On Thinking book series (ONTHINKING, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Methods: State of the Art and Prospects

    1. Eduard Kraft, Balázs Gulyás, Ernst Pöppel
      Pages 3-11
    2. Peter A. Bandettini
      Pages 15-38
    3. Thomas Hartmann, Nathan Weisz, Winfried Schlee, Thomas Elbert
      Pages 51-64
    4. Michael Öllinger
      Pages 65-82
    5. Christoph Mulert, Ulrich Hegerl
      Pages 95-106
  3. Neural Correlates of Key Components of Higher Cognition

    1. Oliver Gruber
      Pages 109-122
    2. Joseph T. Devlin
      Pages 123-139
    3. Josef Ilmberger
      Pages 175-186
    4. Elsbieta Szelag, Joanna Dreszer, Monika Lewandowska, Aneta Szymaszek
      Pages 187-199
  4. From Conceptual Considerations to Neural Correlates

    1. Kalina Christoff
      Pages 219-252
    2. Jing Luo, Gunther Knoblich, Chongde Lin
      Pages 253-267
    3. Jonathan Fugelsang, Kevin N. Dunbar
      Pages 269-279
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-285

About this book


The advances in neuroimaging technologies have led to substantial progress in understanding the neural mechanisms of cognitive functions. Thinking and reasoning have only recently been addressed by using neuroimaging techniques. The present book comprehensively explores current approaches and contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of thinking in a concise and readable manner. It provides an insight into the state of the art and the potentials, but also the limitations of current neuroimaging methods for studying cognitive functions. The book will be a valuable companion for everyone interested in one of the most fascinating topics of cognitive neuroscience.


Action Bildgebung Cognitive Neuroscience Cortex Denken, logisch Memory Neuroscience Neurowissenschaft, kognitiv Psychologie, kognitiv Thought cognition imaging techniques neural mechanisms neuroscience, cognitive thinking

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduard Kraft
    • 1
    • 2
  • Balázs Gulyás
    • 3
  • Ernst Pöppel
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Parmenides Center for the Study of ThinkingParmenides FoundationMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neuropsychology UnitLudwig-Maximilian UniversityMunichGermany
  3. 3.Psychiatry Section Department of Clinical NeuroscienceKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Human Science CenterLudwig Maximilian UniversityMunich

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