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By Bernard J. Baars, Nicole M. Gage

A textbook for psychology, neuroscience, pre-medical scholars, and everyone drawn to the neuroscience of cognition.
A wave of latest learn is reworking our knowing of the human brain and mind. Many academic fields now require a uncomplicated realizing of the hot subject of cognitive neuroscience. in spite of the fact that, to be had textbooks are written extra for biology audiences than for psychology and similar majors. this article goals to bridge that hole. A history in biology of neuroscience isn't required. The thematic technique builds on generally understood innovations in psychology, similar to operating reminiscence, selective realization, and social cognition. Edited via top specialists within the box, the publication courses the reader alongside a transparent route to comprehend the newest findings.
A help web site at http://textbooks.elsevier.com presents all figures in digital structure with export to Powerpoint, in addition to supplementary fabric together with video clips and aid fabric for lecturers and scholars.
(note: aid web site may be to be had after June 10, 2007)

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* Written particularly for psychology, pre-medical, schooling and neuroscience undergraduate and graduate scholars
* The thematic procedure builds on on authorised options, now not presuming a heritage in neuroscience or biology
* Ancillary fabric incorporates a better half web site and studying consultant for students
* comprises Appendices on mind imaging and neural networks written through Thomas Ramsoy and Igor Aleksander
* Introduces the mind in a step by step, readable sort, with steadily expanding sophistication
* Richly illustrated in complete colour with transparent and certain drawings that construct the mind from best to bottome, simplifying the format of the mind for college kids
* Pedagogy contains routines and examine questions on the finish of every bankruptcy, together with drawing workouts

* Written in particular for psychology, pre-medical, schooling and neuroscience undergraduate and graduate scholars
* The thematic procedure builds on on authorized strategies, now not presuming a historical past in neuroscience or biology
* Ancillary fabric features a better half site and studying consultant for students
* comprises Appendices on mind imaging and neural networks written by means of Thomas Ramsoy and Igor Aleksander
* Introduces the mind in a step by step, readable variety, with progressively expanding sophistication
* Richly illustrated in complete colour with transparent and unique drawings that construct the mind from most sensible to bottome, simplifying the structure of the mind for college students
* Pedagogy comprises routines and examine questions on the finish of every bankruptcy, together with drawing routines

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By Bernard J. Baars, Nicole M. Gage

A textbook for psychology, neuroscience, pre-medical scholars, and everyone drawn to the neuroscience of cognition.
A wave of latest learn is reworking our knowing of the human brain and mind. Many academic fields now require a uncomplicated realizing of the hot subject of cognitive neuroscience. in spite of the fact that, to be had textbooks are written extra for biology audiences than for psychology and similar majors. this article goals to bridge that hole. A history in biology of neuroscience isn't required. The thematic technique builds on generally understood innovations in psychology, similar to operating reminiscence, selective realization, and social cognition. Edited via top specialists within the box, the publication courses the reader alongside a transparent route to comprehend the newest findings.
A help web site at http://textbooks.elsevier.com presents all figures in digital structure with export to Powerpoint, in addition to supplementary fabric together with video clips and aid fabric for lecturers and scholars.
(note: aid web site may be to be had after June 10, 2007)

FEATURES
* Written particularly for psychology, pre-medical, schooling and neuroscience undergraduate and graduate scholars
* The thematic procedure builds on on authorised options, now not presuming a heritage in neuroscience or biology
* Ancillary fabric incorporates a better half web site and studying consultant for students
* comprises Appendices on mind imaging and neural networks written through Thomas Ramsoy and Igor Aleksander
* Introduces the mind in a step by step, readable sort, with steadily expanding sophistication
* Richly illustrated in complete colour with transparent and certain drawings that construct the mind from best to bottome, simplifying the format of the mind for college kids
* Pedagogy contains routines and examine questions on the finish of every bankruptcy, together with drawing workouts

* Written in particular for psychology, pre-medical, schooling and neuroscience undergraduate and graduate scholars
* The thematic procedure builds on on authorized strategies, now not presuming a historical past in neuroscience or biology
* Ancillary fabric features a better half site and studying consultant for students
* comprises Appendices on mind imaging and neural networks written by means of Thomas Ramsoy and Igor Aleksander
* Introduces the mind in a step by step, readable variety, with progressively expanding sophistication
* Richly illustrated in complete colour with transparent and unique drawings that construct the mind from most sensible to bottome, simplifying the structure of the mind for college students
* Pedagogy comprises routines and examine questions on the finish of every bankruptcy, together with drawing routines

Show description

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5). e. it involves active populations of neurons called cell assemblies, which can ‘crystallize’ into permanent memories. Because working storage is dynamic, it is more vulnerable to disruption than are permanent memories. 1 The ‘inner senses’ Another step down in the diagram are two of the ‘inner senses’, labeled verbal rehearsal and the visuospatial sketchpad. Notice that they interact constantly with the gray boxes along the bottom, the long-term stores. Verbal rehearsal is now thought to be another term for inner speech, the fact that human beings seem to spend most of their waking hours talking to themselves (Luria, 1976; Morin, 1993).

This figure from Dehaene et al. (2001) shows that unconscious words trigger local activity in visual cortex, but matched conscious words also evoke strong forward activity in the cortex, in the parietal and frontal lobes. In both experimental conditions the same physical stimulus reaches the retina, so that the difference must be higher up in the brain. This pattern of results has now been found a number of times. Evidence like this has convinced a number of scientists that conscious cognition can be studied with the proper kinds of experimental designs.

The lateral (side) and medial (midline) views of cortex are colored to show major functional regions. The colored regions should be memorized to make it easier to understand the rest of the book. On the right of both figures are the sensory halves of cortex, the posterior cortex, including the occipital cortex for vision and part of the upper temporal cortex for hearing. The body senses are represented just behind the central sulcus (light green). On the left side of the central sulcus are motor regions (light purple), and in front of the motor cortex, the prefrontal cortex for executive functions.

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