Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 December 2015

688 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195377682

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Brain and Behavior

A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

David Eagleman and Jonathan Downar

  • A principles-based approach relying on overarching principles-rather than lists or facts-to help students see the big picture
  • A progressive structure that begins with the basics of the nervous system before moving on to the brain's interaction with the world and then on to more complex interactions
  • An emphasis on case studies, surprising examples from everyday life, and examples in which advances in neuroscience can benefit society
  • A clear, modern art program that provides attractive biological drawings to help convey important concepts and information
  • Learning objectives in each chapter, based on Bloom's taxonomy, provide a guide to what students will read and learn, helping to focus on the most important points
  • 'Starting Out' scenarios begin each chapter with a gripping real-world example of chapter concepts
  • Three special features appear throughout each chapter to highlight key themes and concepts:
  • *"Neuroscience of Everyday Life" explains how neuroscience directly relates to our daily lives, like why people have difficulty multitasking
  • *The Bigger Picture" connects neuroscience to larger concepts and questions- social, legal, historical, and ethical
  • *"Research Methods" shows how we know what we know about the brain, presenting important research techniques and indicating the types of research questions that these techniques have been used to investigate
  • Both authors are active researchers who are using what we know about neuroscience to help people in their everyday lives

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