Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind / Edition 3by Michael Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, George R. Mangun
Pub. Date: 02/19/2008
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Taking a highly interdisciplinary approach, the authors balance cognitive theory, with neuroscientific and neuropsychological evidence to reveal what we currently know about how the human mind works and to encourage students to
Three leading figures in the field of cognitive neuroscience provide an engaging, narrative driven overview of this path-breaking field.
Taking a highly interdisciplinary approach, the authors balance cognitive theory, with neuroscientific and neuropsychological evidence to reveal what we currently know about how the human mind works and to encourage students to think like cognitive neuroscientists. The text has been reorganized to move more seamlessly from micro to macro level topics, and its underlying pedagogy strengthened in order to make it an even more effective teaching tool. Maintaining its commitment to highlight the most cutting-edge trends in the field, the third edition includes the first ever standalone chapter of its kind on social neuroscience.
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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- Third Edition
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- 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)
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This textbook is one of the most straightforward and easy to read neuroscience textbooks I have encountered. The book provides a lot of detail about the history of the field as well as the evidence for conclusions about the brain based on detailed descriptions of experiments conducted. The textbook is definitely more psychology focused than hardcore science focused but that makes the book easier to read and conclusions about the important information easy to conclude. It is quite easy to draw out what is important and what is less important for a basic neuroscience student. This would also be a great reference text for simple information about the brain and cognition. Provides a good background including: perception, attention, imagery, memory, action, language, evolution, as well as the history of the field. A great textbook for introductory classes and background information.