This is the fully revised and updated second edition of the very sucessful introductory textbook on cognitive neuroscience. Written by two leading experts in the field, this textbook book takes a unique thematic approach to introduce concepts of cognitive neurosciences, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. New to this edition are Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience text boxes; each one focuses on a leading researcher and their topic of expertise. There is a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition, and all other chapters have been thoroughly revised, based on the most recent discoveries.
•New edition of a very successful textbook
•Completely revised to reflect new advances, and feedback from adopters and students
•Includes a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition
•Rapid adoption and course preparation: A wide array of instructor support
materials are available online including PowerPoint lecture slides, a test bank
with answers, and eFlashcords on key concepts for each chapter.
•A textbook with an easy-to-understand thematic approach: in a way that is clear for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, the text introduces concepts such as working memory, selective attention, and social cognition.
•A step-by-step guide for introducing students to brain anatomy: color graphics have been carefully selected to illustrate all points and the research explained. Beautifully clear artist's drawings are used to 'build a brain' from top to bottom, simplifying the layout of the brain.
•An easy-to-read, complete introduction to mind-brain science: all chapters
begin from mind-brain functions and build a coherent picture of their brain
basis. A single, widely accepted functional framework is used to capture the
•Learning Aids include a student support site with study guides and exercises, a new Mini-Atlas of the Brain and a full Glossary of technical terms and their definitions.
•Richly illustrated with hundreds of carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding.
Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology, Neuroscience, and related disciplines in which cognitive neuroscience is taught.
Table of Contents.
1 Mind and brain
2 A framework
3 Neurons and their connections
4 The tools: Imaging the living brain
5 The brain
7 Hearing and speech
8 Attention and consciousness
9 Learning and memory
10 Thinking and problem-solving
12 Goals, executive control, and action
14 Social cognition: Perceiving the mental states of others
16 The genes and molecules of cognition
Appendix -- Methods for observing the living brain (Ramsoy, Olaf Paulson, Copenhagen)
Mini-Atlas of the Brain
By Bernard J. Baars, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA and Nicole M. Gage, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA