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Author Poldrack, Russell A., author
Title The new mind readers : what neuroimaging can and cannot reveal about our thoughts / Russell A. Poldrack
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2018]
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 人文社會聯圖  RC349.D52 P65 2018    DUE 06-21-21    30610020579868
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  616.07 P7578 2018    AVAILABLE  -  30500101554437
 RCHSS Library  RC349.D52 P65 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400646607
Descript xiv, 198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
"The ability to read minds has long been a fascination of science fiction, but revolutionary new brain-imaging methods are bringing it closer to scientific reality. The New Mind Readers provides a compelling look at the origins, development, and future of these extraordinary tools, revealing how they are increasingly being used to decode our thoughts and experiences--and how this raises sometimes troubling questions about their application in domains such as marketing, politics, and the law. Russell Poldrack takes readers on a journey of scientific discovery, telling the stories of the visionaries behind these breakthroughs. Along the way, he gives an insider's perspective on what is perhaps the single most important technology in cognitive neuroscience today--functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, which is providing astonishing new insights into the contents and workings of the mind. He highlights both the amazing power and major limitations of these techniques and describes how applications outside the lab often exceed the bounds of responsible science. Poldrack also details the unique and sometimes disorienting experience of having his own brain scanned more than a hundred times as part of a landmark study of how human brain function changes over time. Written by one of the world's leading pioneers in the field, The New Mind Readers cuts through the hype and misperceptions surrounding these emerging new methods, offering needed perspective on what they can and cannot do--and demonstrating how they can provide new answers to age-old questions about the nature of consciousness and what it means to be human"-- Inside jacket flap
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Subject Nervous system -- Imaging
Brain -- Imaging
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