The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition Front Cover

The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition

  • Length: 548 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-04-03
  • ISBN-10: 1848722710
  • ISBN-13: 9781848722712
  • Sales Rank: #3411894 (See Top 100 Books)

Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this thoroughly updated third edition of the best-selling textbook provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Jamie Ward provides an easy-to-follow introduction to neural structure and function, as well as all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition.

The book presents an up-to-date overview of the latest theories and findings in all the key topics in cognitive neuroscience, including vision, memory, speech and language, hearing, numeracy, executive function, social and emotional behaviour and developmental neuroscience, as well as a new chapter on attention. Throughout, case studies, newspaper reports and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging ideas that underpin the subject.

In addition each chapter includes:

  • Summaries of key terms and points
  • Example essay questions
  • Recommended further reading
  • Feature boxes exploring interesting and popular questions and their implications for the subject.

Written in an engaging style by a leading researcher in the field, and presented in full-color including numerous illustrative materials, this book will be invaluable as a core text for undergraduate modules in cognitive neuroscience. It can also be used as a key text on courses in cognition, cognitive neuropsychology, biopsychology or brain and behavior. Those embarking on research will find it an invaluable starting point and reference.

The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is supported by a companion website, featuring helpful resources for both students and instructors.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing Cognitive Neuroscience
Chapter 2 Introducing The Brain
Chapter 3 The Electrophysiological Brain
Chapter 4 The Imaged Brain
Chapter 5 The Lesioned Brain
Chapter 6 The Seeing Brain
Chapter 7 The Attending Brain
Chapter 8 The Acting Brain
Chapter 9 The Remembering Brain
Chapter 10 The Hearing Brain
Chapter 11 The Speaking Brain
Chapter 12 The Literate Brain
Chapter 13 The Numerate Brain
Chapter 14 The Executive Brain
Chapter 15 The Social And Emotional Brain
Chapter 16 The Developing Brain

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