The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience

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Psychology Press, 2006 - Medical - 403 pages
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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 Neuroscienceby 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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User Review  - Sarah Hackley - Goodreads

Fascinating subject, but the writing style can be difficult to follow. Read full review

About the author (2006)

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

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