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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. Throughout the text, cl...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 680 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by W. W. Norton & Co. (first published January 1st 1998)
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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
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.
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
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
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
Perfect for hard-science averse psychology majors. But if you are reasonably intelligent, I would recommend a more nuanced treatment.
Very good. Very comprehensive. The chapters on visual attention and language are excellent.
Tim Petersik
Wow! Clear and comprehensive. This is the best textbook treatment of the field that I've seen.
Hét naslagwerk voor iedereen die zich in de neurowetenschappen wil verdiepen.
uh not kidding, had to read this whole book for school
Ella  Jay-
Student Friendly Textbook!Highly Recommended!
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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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