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Cognitive Neuroscience

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The second edition of Cognitive Neuroscience strengthens the text's interdisciplinary approach to understanding how the human mind works by introducing over 400 new citations and two new chapters. This volume also features increased coverage of computational modelling, discussions of prominent methodological advances and an enhanced art programme.
Hardcover, Second Edition, 680 pages
Published November 8th 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published November 30th 1899)
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Oct 17, 2012 Jade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cognitieve neuroscience is a relatively recently developed academic field that seeks to explain the underlying biological/neural processes of mental processes (or cognition) in humans. In doing so, it overlaps with many different disciplines, most of them originating from psychology and neuroscience. Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind is an academic textbook that attempts to show a complete overview of contemporary findings in its field, and provides its reader with a heavy chunk o ...more
It was an awesome read! Got me a 99% on the psych GRE for cognitive neuroscience portion.
Great as just a book to read, but I really disliked it as a textbook as it doesn't have a clear structure or aesthetic features that facilitate studying it. Also, it could have explored the theory behind many of the experiments and case studies presented instead of using them as a starting point for guiding the book.
Sep 04, 2012 Jordan rated it it was amazing
This rating is for the third edition.

The third addition is absolutely amazing. I am an autodidact and was able to comprehend most the material on my own. It is very accessible, yet still packed with knowledge. Out of the 600+ pages, not one page was a filler. Great book
Jul 16, 2012 Lenka rated it really liked it
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Love it, love it, love it!
I haven't read the whole book yet though - it was one of my course books at the uni. Very nicely written, easy to understand, with handy summaries in the end of each chapter, and lots of pictures of course - quite important with those kind of books :P
Nov 12, 2013 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Comprehensive, sometimes a little too much. Great chapter summaries and take home messages that succinctly cover what the chapters had done in a sometimes convoluted way. I suppose though that this is beneficial to different types of learning.
Ryan Young
Jun 20, 2013 Ryan Young rated it it was ok
Perfect for hard-science averse psychology majors. But if you are reasonably intelligent, I would recommend a more nuanced treatment.
Aug 22, 2012 Brad rated it it was amazing
Very good. Very comprehensive. The chapters on visual attention and language are excellent.
Tim Petersik
Jul 28, 2013 Tim Petersik rated it it was amazing
Wow! Clear and comprehensive. This is the best textbook treatment of the field that I've seen.
Jul 18, 2008 Alex rated it it was amazing
Hét naslagwerk voor iedereen die zich in de neurowetenschappen wil verdiepen.
Oct 31, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing
uh not kidding, had to read this whole book for school
Ella  Jay-
Dec 25, 2012 Ella Jay- rated it it was amazing
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Student Friendly Textbook!Highly Recommended!
Great textbook for undergrad cog neuro.
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Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the premiere doctors of neuroscience, was born on December 12, 1939 in Los Angeles. Educated at Dartmouth College and California Institute of Technology, he is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he heads the new SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind.

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