cognitive neuroscience

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: a branch of neuroscience concerned with the biological processes of the nervous system which form the basis of cognitive functioning The endeavor to discover the biological basis for these complex human experiences has given rise to a relatively new discipline: cognitive neuroscience. It has recently exploded as a field, thanks, in part, to decades of advances in neuroimaging technology that enable us to see the brain at work.— Michael Craig Miller, Newsweek, 22 Sept. 2008

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