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Download e-book for kindle: The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (3rd Edition) by Jamie Ward

By Jamie Ward

ISBN-10: 1317586018

ISBN-13: 9781317586012

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2006 (first edition)
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This best-selling textbook offers a accomplished and available evaluate of the examine of reminiscence. Written via 3 of the world’s major researchers within the box, it includes every little thing the scholar must learn about the medical method of reminiscence and its applications.

Each bankruptcy of the e-book is written by means of one of many 3 authors, an method which takes complete benefit of their person services and elegance, making a extra own and obtainable textual content. This complements students’ delight in the e-book, permitting them to percentage the authors’ personal fascination with human reminiscence. The ebook additionally attracts on a wealth of real-world examples all through, exhibiting scholars precisely how they could relate technological know-how to their daily studies of memory.

Key positive aspects of this edition:
• completely revised all through to incorporate the newest study and up to date insurance of key rules and models
• a new bankruptcy on reminiscence and the mind, designed to provide scholars a pretty good knowing of equipment getting used to review the connection among reminiscence and the mind, in addition to the neurobiological foundation of memory
• extra pedagogical positive factors to assist scholars have interaction with the cloth, together with many ‘try this’ demonstrations, issues for dialogue, and bullet-pointed bankruptcy summaries

The booklet is supported through a spouse web site that includes wide on-line assets for college kids and teachers.

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26 THE STUDENT’S GUIDE TO COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE KEY TERMS THE SUBCORTEX Basal ganglia Regions of subcortical gray matter involved in aspects of motor control and skill learning; they consist of structures such as the caudate nucleus, putamen, and globus pallidus. Beneath the cortical surface and the intervening white matter lies another collection of gray matter nuclei termed the subcortex. The subcortex is typically divided into a number of different systems with different evolutionary and functional histories.

30 17 18 34 35 26 37 19 36 The Brodmann areas of the brain on the lateral (top) and medial (bottom) surface. 26 THE STUDENT’S GUIDE TO COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE KEY TERMS THE SUBCORTEX Basal ganglia Regions of subcortical gray matter involved in aspects of motor control and skill learning; they consist of structures such as the caudate nucleus, putamen, and globus pallidus. Beneath the cortical surface and the intervening white matter lies another collection of gray matter nuclei termed the subcortex.

If two regions were stimulated with a single bar of light, the two regions synchronized their neural firing. But, if the two regions were stimulated by two different bars of light, there was no synchronization even though both regions showed a response in terms of increased rate of firing. Temporal coding may be one mechanism for integrating information across spatially separated populations of neurons. Evaluation KEY TERMS Rate coding The informational content of a neuron may be related to the number of action potentials per second.

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