Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience guides undergraduate and early-stage graduate students with no previous neuroscientific background through the fundamental principles and themes in a concise, organized, and engaging manner. It is designed to provide students with a foundation to understand primary literature, recognize current controversies in the field, and engage in discussions on cognitive neuroscience and its future.
Presented in full color, it contains a range of pedagogical features to aid student learning and understanding. Unique to this text, important experimental methods and techniques are introduced in individual Methodology boxes throughout the text, tying them explicitly to the scientific questions that motivate their use. The text is accompanied by a robust website with resources for students and instructors, including a 3-D interactive brain model, multiple choice and essay questions, PowerPoint slides, learning objectives, flashcards, web resources, experiment videos, fMRI data, and innovative video narratives in which key points from each chapter are explained by experts in these areas of research.
Providing fundamental knowledge without an avalanche of overwhelming data, this textbook prepares students to understand and discuss the dynamic field of cognitive neuroscience in the 21st century.
Keywords: Cognitive Neuropsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain anatomy
Brain anatomy, sensation, perception, vision, memory, fMRI, cognitive control, high-level cognition, decision-making, neuroeconomics, social neuroscience, research methods, lesion studies, transcranial magnetic stimulation, EEG, fMRI, optogenetics, neuropsychology