Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 - Psychology - 636 pages

This text balances experimental and clinical perspectives with a survey of a variety of mental functions. In a conversational style, the author provides clear, accessible explanations of difficult concepts, making use of analogies and case studies to illustrate them. A consistent structure throughout each chapter defines a mental function and the role of each part or parts of the brain in that function, followed by a discussion of what neuropsychological syndromes say about the cognitive and neural organization of the mental function.

  • Extensive coverage of current research in the field includes over 600 new references new to the Second Edition.
  • Updated and expanded coverage of state-of-the art research techniques includes MRI, optical imaging, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as information on how these methods work and new findings based on them.

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Introduction to the Nervous System
A Closer Look at the Cerebral Cortex

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