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The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Edition

This is a thorough revision and update of the best-selling textbook. 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.
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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Cognitive Neuroscience. 2. Introducing the Brain. 3. The Electrophysiological Brain. 4. The Imaged Brain. 5. The Lesioned Brain. 6. The Seeing Brain. 7. The Spatial Brain. 8. The Acting Brain. 9. The Remembering Brain. 10. The Hearing Brain. 11. The Speaking Brain. 12. The Literate Brain. 13. The Numerate Brain. 14. The Executive Brain. 15. The Social and Emotional Brain. 16. The Developing Brain.

About the Author

Jamie Ward is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK, and has researched and taught extensively in many areas of cognitive neuroscience. He has a special interest in synesthesia, a subject on which he is a leading authority, and has contributed to an understanding of it in both academic and lay circles.


"This new edition of Jamie Ward's best-selling textbook, is a clear and informative read. Within the text all the chapters have been restructured with up-to-date references, making this book an essential purchase for someone looking for an all-inclusive overview of cognitive neuroscience. ! [The book] is useful to students, tutors or those who just wish to read up on this area." -- Samantha L. Heaton, assistant psychologist at Rampton Hosptial, in The Psychologist "This book is the best introductory textbook I know. I teach with it myself and I recommend it to colleagues in other fields who want to understand the basic questions, methods and findings of cognitive neuroscience." - Martha J. Farah, Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania, USA "I thought the first edition was the best textbook I have come across on cognitive neuroscience. This second edition is even better." -- Robert H. Logie, Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK "Ward presents all the essential topics in cognitive neuroscience in a compact, impeccably organized, well-referenced and newly colorful package. But where this text really excels is in engaging the student and stimulating critical thinking by consistently asking the student to think about the "why" and not just the "what." -- Jennifer Mangels, Associate Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York, USA Praise for the 1st edition: "Jamie Ward has done a great service to the neuroscience community: he has written an easy to read, enjoyable introduction to cognitive neuroscience that will attract many students to the discipline. ! I will certainly use this book for my courses." - Professor Alfonso Caramazza, the Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory, Harvard University, USA "The Student's Guide To Cognitive Neuroscience is unique in that there are no comparable textbooks aimed at this level and it does an excellent job of providing a solid grounding in this broad field." - Charvy Narain, in Nature Neuroscience "Jamie Ward manages to explain complicated features of cognitive neuroscience by introducing examples, articles from the media, historical cameos and case studies to provide an engaging and challenging book. ... This is a seminal text that is all the more impressive for bringing cognitive neuroscience to life for subject students and non-experts alike." - Dr. Judith Whitmarsh, University of Wolverhampton, in ESCalate

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