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Published: 05 October 2017

471 Pages

ISBN: 9781605357393

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The Mind's Machine

Foundations of Brain and Behavior

Second Edition

Neil V. Watson and S. Marc Breedlove

  • Signs and Symptoms: this new feature highlights important clinical issues related to the chapter topics that apply behavioral neuroscience to the study of clinical disorders.
  • Each chapter begins with a gripping vignette relating the material that follows to a real-life situation.
  • Visual Summary: a graphic layout helps organize the material, and directs students to the figures that reinforce each point.
  • Larger, standalone "Parts" of chapters are written discretely to maximize flexibility in assigning readings.
  • Researchers at Work: important discoveries are explained and illustrated to highlight the process of experimentation and hypothesis testing.
  • The figures are beautifully drawn to aid students' understanding of biological processes. Concisely labeled and explained, the figures are one of the strongest pedagogical features in the text.
  • Boxes describe interesting applications, important methods, sidelights, historical perspectives, or refreshers on theoretical concepts.
  • A Step Further: this feature offers additional, more advanced material for an instructor who wants to make certain topics more challenging or for students who want to know more
  • "How's it going?" Questions: at the end of each section are review questions to help students organize and rehearse what they've learned from the text.
  • Photographs show students "real-life" examples of concepts and topics.

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