Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide

Other | January 25, 2012

byBernard Baars, Bernard Baars, Nicole M. Gage

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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.

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  • 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

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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, learni...

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Format:OtherDimensions:480 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012415865X

ISBN - 13:9780124158658

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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