Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner’s Guide



Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide


Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner’s Guide, Second Edition, is a comprehensive, yet accessible, beginner’s guide on cognitive neuroscience. This text takes a distinctive, commonsense approach to help newcomers easily learn the basics of how the brain functions when we learn, act, feel, speak and socialize. This updated edition includes contents and features that are both academically rigorous and engaging, including a step-by-step introduction to the visible brain, colorful brain illustrations, and new chapters on emerging topics in cognition research, including emotion, sleep and disorders of consciousness, and discussions of novel findings that highlight cognitive neuroscience’s practical applications.

Written by two leading experts in the field and thoroughly updated, this book remains an indispensable introduction to the study of cognition.

  • Presents an easy-to-read introduction to mind-brain science based on a simple functional diagram linked to specific brain functions
  • Provides new, up-to-date, colorful brain images directly from research labs
  • Contains “In the News” boxes that describe the newest research and augment foundational content
  • Includes both a student and instructor website with basic terms and definitions, chapter guides, study questions, drawing exercises, downloadable lecture slides, test bank, flashcards, sample syllabi and links to multimedia resources

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