Written by two leading experts in the field, this fully updated textbook takes a unique approach to introducing concepts of cognitive neurosciences. Many educational fields now require a basic understanding of cognitive neuroscience but other textbooks on the market are written for biology audiences, rather than for psychology and related majors.
This text takes a thematic approach that is clear and understandable to those with or without a background in biology or neuroscience. New to this edition are Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience text boxes; each one focuses on a leading researcher and their topic of expertise. There is a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition, and all other chapters have been thoroughly revised, based on the most recent discoveries. New material has been added on the latest advances in brain imaging.For teachers:A new Mini-Atlas of the Brain provides the instructor with a simplified way to introduce the topographical features of brain anatomy and the basic terms that are used in navigating around the brainRapid adoption and course preparation: the instructor support website provides a wide array of teaching materials, so that once adopted instructors can quickly and easily be ready for class:PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter, including hyperlinks to relevant websites and other supporting materialsA test bank with multiple choice and short answer questionsFlashcards on key concepts for each chapter for use in lectures or as student study guidesLinks to a wealth of related multimedia information and websitesFor students:Beautiful brain figures and well-articulated legends: Illustrated in full color throughout, and including figures from contemporary journal publications presented with simplified legends so that students may grasp the complex results and theoretical interpretations quickly and easilyAn easy-to-read and complete introduction to mind-brain science: All chapters begin from easy-to-understand mind-brain functions, and build a coherent picture of their brain basis across chaptersA full Glossary of technical terms and their definitionsA student companion website with additional study guides, questions, and exercises
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