Introduction to Brain and Behavior
An Introduction to Brain and Behavior takes uninitiated students to the frontiers of contemporary physiological psychology more effectively than any other textbook. Renowned researchers and veteran teachers, Kolb and Whishaw help students connect nervous-system activity to human behavior, drawing on the latest research and revealing case studies.
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CHAPTER 1 What Are the Origins of Brain and Behavior?
CHAPTER 2 How Does the Nervous System Function?
CHAPTER 3 What Are the Functional Units of the Nervous System?
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