Description

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience, winner of a 2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, offers a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Chapters in this introductory text cover all aspects of the field—the neural framework, sight, sound, consciousness, learning/memory, problem solving, speech, executive control, emotions, socialization and development—in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. Throughout the text, case studies and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging aspects of the material. Written by two leading experts in the field, the text takes a unique thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience.

Companion site materials can be found at http://www.elsevierdirect.com/9780124158054

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Key Features

  • Provides a complete introduction to mind-brain science, written to be highly accessible to undergraduates with limited neuroscience training
  • Richly illustrated with carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding
  • Enhanced pedagogy highlights key concepts for the student and aids in teaching - chapter outlines, study questions, glossary, and image collection are also available on student's companion website
  • Ancillary support saves instructors time and facilitates learning - test questions, image collection, and lecture slides available on instructor's manual website

Readership

Undergraduate students in Neuroscience, Psychology, and related disciplines in which cognitive neuroscience is taught.

Table of Contents

  1. Mind and Brain
  2. A Useful Framework
  3. The Nerve Cell
  4. The Brain
  5. Brain Imaging
  6. The Art of Seeing
  7. Sound, Speech, and Music Perception
  8. The Brain Is Conscious
  9. Learning and Memory
  10. Thinking
  11. Language
  12. Decisions, Goals, and Actions
  13. Social Cognition
  14. Growing Up

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124158054
Electronic ISBN:
9780124158658

About the authors

Bernard Baars

Affiliations and Expertise

The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA

Nicole Gage

www.socsci.uci.edu/~cnllab

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Awards

2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award, Text and Academic Authors Association

Reviews

"This introductory textbook on cognitive neuroscience is a welcome addition to the field...The book won the 2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award in the life sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association, an award that recognizes excellence in first-year edition textbooks and learning materials." --The Quarterly Review of Biology, June 2014

"This introductory text offers a comprehensive and easy-to- follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Chapters cover all aspects of the field…in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. Throughout the text, case studies and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging aspects of the material. Written by two leading experts in the field, the text takes a unique thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience." --Doody.com, April 24, 2013

"Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide should be widely used as the required text in focused cognitive neuroscience courses taught at the undergraduate level. Additionally, the information it contains will likely be of use to those professors teaching a variety of psychology and biology elective courses and should be consulted for applicable reading material due to its clarity and style." --MedicalScienceBooks.com (2012)

"This introductory text offers a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Chapters cover all aspects of the field - the neural framework, sight, sound, consciousness, learning/memory, problem solving, speech, executive control, emotions, socialization and development - in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. Throughout the text, case studies and everyday examples are u