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Published: 15 October 2020

624 Pages

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ISBN: 9781605359731

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The Mind's Machine

Foundations of Brain and Behavior

Fourth Edition

Author Neil V. Watson and S. Marc Breedlove

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • "The Road Ahead" learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide students a look at the important points made throughout the material
  • "How's it Going" self-check points aid students in understanding the material better and letting it sink in throughout varying points in the reading
  • "Researchers at Work" features cover experimental techniques and designs used in the behavioral neuroscience field and is aimed at piquing student interest and connection beyond the text
  • "Signs and Symptoms" features related to clinical cases further helps students to think critically about the reading as they explore real clinical work
  • The graphic layout of the "Visual Summaries" helps organize the material and directs students to figures that reinforce each point
  • Important discoveries are explained in the "Researchers at Work" boxes and include illustrations that highlight the process of experimentation and hypothesis testing
  • Color art aids students' understanding of biological processes with clear labeling and captioning
  • "A Step Further" offers additional, more advanced material for the instructor or student

New to this Edition:

  • Now available in Oxford Insight, an adaptive learning and interactive content-based courseware for both students and instructors, that helps students gain a deeper and critical understanding of their reading and provides instructors with an easy to use learning system. Oxford Insight is available separately. Contact your Oxford University Press representative to learn more.
  • Chapter Four is a new and added chapter on development, which was previously a part of chapter Thirteen
  • Extensive updates to each chapter including 200 new references to current research
  • An enhanced eBook makes reading an interactive experience with all media included directly in the text
  • Updated art and figures throughout to match the new and updated references

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