Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience,
Edition 2 A Beginner's Guide
By Nicole M. Gage and Bernard Baars

Publication Date: 03 Apr 2018

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition, is a comprehensive, yet accessible, beginner’s guide on cognitive neuroscience. This text takes a distinctive, commonsense approach to help newcomers easily learn the basics of how the brain functions when we learn, act, feel, speak and socialize. This updated edition includes contents and features that are both academically rigorous and engaging, including a step-by-step introduction to the visible brain, colorful brain illustrations, and new chapters on emerging topics in cognition research, including emotion, sleep and disorders of consciousness, and discussions of novel findings that highlight cognitive neuroscience’s practical applications.

Written by two leading experts in the field and thoroughly updated, this book remains an indispensable introduction to the study of cognition.

Key Features

  • Winner of a 2019 Textbook Excellence Award (College) (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association
  • Presents an easy-to-read introduction to mind-brain science based on a simple functional diagram linked to specific brain functions
  • Provides new, up-to-date, colorful brain images directly from research labs
  • Contains "In the News" boxes that describe the newest research and augment foundational content
  • Includes both a student and instructor website with basic terms and definitions, chapter guides, study questions, drawing exercises, downloadable lecture slides, test bank, flashcards, sample syllabi and links to multimedia resources
About the author
By Nicole M. Gage, Associate Researcher, Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, USA and Bernard Baars, Affiliated Fellow, Theoretical Neurobiology, The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, California, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128038130
Page Count: 564
Retail Price : £53.99
  • Squire, Fundamental Neuroscience, 4e, 9780123858702, Nov 2012, $109.95
  • Baars, Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness, 2e, 9780123750709, Feb 2010, $89.95
  • Sanes, Development of the Nervous System, 9780123745392, Apr 2011, $89.95
Instructor Resources

Advanced undergraduate/lower-level graduate students in neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines in which cognitive neuroscience is taught

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