Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

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Overview

Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this book provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Following an introduction to neural structure and function, all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience are explained, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition.

The second part of the book goes on to present an up-to-date overview of the latest theories and findings in all the key topics in cognitive neuroscience, including vision, attention, memory, speech and language, numeracy, executive function and social and emotional behaviour. Throughout, case studies, newspaper reports and everyday examples are used to provide an easy way in to understanding the more challenging ideas that underpin the subject.

In addition each chapter includes:

  • Summaries of key terms and points
  • Example essay questions to aid exam preparation
  • 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, 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 or brain and behaviour. Those embarking on research will find it an invaluable starting point and reference.

We offer CD-ROM-based resources free of charge to instructors who recommend The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience by Jamie Ward. These resources include:

  • A chapter-by-chapter, illustrated slideshow lecture course
  • An innovative bank of multiple-choice questions, graded according to difficulty and which allow for confidence-weighted answers
  • Comprehensive lecture planning advice tailored to different length courses.

Jamie Ward has researched and taught extensively in many areas of cognitive neuroscience. He is a leading authority on the subject of synaesthesia and has contributed to a wider understanding of it in both academic and lay circles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841695358
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Ward is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK.

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Table of Contents

1 Introducing cognitive neuroscience 2
2 Introducing the brain 16
3 The electrophysiological brain 32
4 The imaged brain 48
5 The lesioned brain 78
6 The seeing brain 102
7 The spatial brain 128
8 The acting brain
9 The remembering brain 176
10 The speaking brain 202
11 The literate brain 234
12 The numerate brain 260
13 The executive brain 282
14 The social and emotional brain 308
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