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About the Book

Brain and Behavior is a new kind of textbook for the emerging fields of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

This textbook tells the story of the human brain in a logical and meaningful way. Through the use of overarching principles rather than lists of facts, Brain and Behavior highlights what we understand about the function of the brain as well as what we have yet to learn.

Brain and Behavior illustrates current thinking in the field and builds scaffolding for you to learn new concepts. Without compromising important ideas, it covers a wide swath of territory critical for understanding the brain, from the basics of the nervous system to sensory and motor systems, the frontal lobes, sleep, language, memory, drug addiction, and brain disorders. Throughout the book, the narrative emphasizes the dramatically changing nature of the brain (neuroplasticity), using clear and vibrant writing and fascinating real-life examples and applications.

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