Maries T. Banich, Rebecca J. Compton
Cambridge University Press (CUP); 4th edition
The fourth edition of Cognitive Neuroscience (ePub/PDF), which has been thoroughly revised, is an approachable and all-encompassing textbook that focuses on the most significant conceptual, theoretical, and methodological topics in the field of cognitive neuroscience. Written by two experienced educators, the consistent narrative ensures that college students link concepts across chapters, and the careful selection of topics enables them to grasp the big picture without getting distracted by small details. The authors of this book have a combined total of ten years of experience in the classroom. The focus here is on clinical applications, such as brain traumas, developmental abnormalities, and dementias. In addition, the textbook includes examples, analogies, opening case studies, and “In Focus” boxes, all of which engage the students, highlight the material's relevance to real-world situations, and provide context for the information presented. Students in colleges and universities are urged to cultivate the critical thinking abilities that will enable them to assess upcoming advancements in a field that is known for its rapid pace of change. In a new chapter of the book “Neuroscience and Society,” the authors examine the ways in which topics pertaining to cognitive neuroscience are connected to education, law, and ethics, with an emphasis on their relevance to clinical practice and the real world. A test bank is included in an extended version of the online program (sold separately).