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The human brain : essentials of behavioral neuroscience /
Jackson Beatty.
imprint
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2001.
description
xiii, 507 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0761920617 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2001.
isbn
0761920617 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
4291655
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-487) and indexes.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jackson Beatty, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UCLA
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The greatest strength of this book is the depth of understanding that Dr. Beatty brings to his subject. His written voice is confident and authoritative. It's usually easy to tell where authors' personal expertise lies by how they rush the sections they don't know as well. Dr. Beatty's book does not show this flaw. It is consistently clear."
"The greatest strength of this book is the depth of understanding that Dr. Beatty brings to his subject. His written voice is confident and authoritative. It’s usually easy to tell where authors’ personal expertise lies by how they rush the sections they don’t know as well. Dr. Beatty’s book does not show this flaw. It is consistently clear."
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Doody's Reviews, October 2001
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Main Description
This book is a conceptually driven and accessible introduction to behavioral neuroscience. Focused, concise and coherent, it reflects integrative trends in the field while making human neuroscience accessible to a wider student audience. Conceptually driven and concise. The field of biological psychology and behavioral neuroscience has grown exponentially in the past decade, and most textbooks have responded by becoming bloated tomes that drown students in unnecessary factoids. Beatty provides just the essentials necessary in a text that is focused, concise, and coherent. A contemporary integrative approach with an emphasis on behavior. Some books in this market focus more on biological mechanisms at the expense of how the biology t
Main Description
'The author's writing style is easy to read, and the text is interspersed with explanations, anecdotes, and side notes that help hold the reader's interest. It is an excellent text at undergraduate level for its readability, scope and accuracy' - Jim Murphy, Indiana University 'The greatest strength of this book is the depth of understanding that the author brings to his subject. His written voice is confident and authoritative. It's usually easy to tell where authors' personal expertise lies by how they rush the sections they don't know as well. Jackson Beatty's book does not show this flaw. It is consistently clear' - Laura Freberg, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 'An impressive textbook... The text is generally clear and interesting. The author covers even boring material in a way that makes it interesting. The organization of the chapters is such that it is easy to locate the major concepts and terms and review the material. The book communicates well and I feel prepares the student well for most topics' - Jon H. Kaas, Vanderbilt University This book is a conceptually driven and accessible introduction to behavioural neuroscience. Focused, concise and coherent, it reflects integrative trends in the field while making human neuroscience accessible to a wider student audience. Features · Conceptually driven and concise. The field of biological psychology and behavioral neuroscience has grown exponentially in the past decade, and most textbooks have responded by becoming bloated tomes that drown students in unnecessary factoids. Beatty provides just the essentials necessary in a text that is focused, concise, and coherent. · A contemporary integrative approach with an emphasis on behaviour. Some books in this market focus more on biological mechanisms at the expense of how the biology translates into behaviours. Most students taking this course plan to go on to become psychologists, not biologists, and will appreciate Beatty's emphasis on integrative neuroscience and behaviour. · A programme of sound, functional anatomical art. Many books in behavioural neuroscience are over-designed, with splashy four-color art that often comes across as gratuitous window dressing. Beatty's programme of sound anatomical art favors utility and function with a corresponding respect for students' pocketbooks. Special features Test items prepared by Laura Freberg (available hardcopy to adopters of the text) Detailed anatomical art Figures
Bowker Data Service Summary
The Human Brain is a conceptually driven and accessible introduction to behavioural neuroscience.
Main Description
'The author's writing style is easy to read, and the text is interspersed with explanations, anecdotes, and side notes that help hold the reader's interest. It is an excellent text at undergraduate level for its readability, scope and accuracy' - Jim Murphy, Indiana University 'The greatest strength of this book is the depth of understanding that the author brings to his subject. His written voice is confident and authoritative. It's usually easy to tell where authors' personal expertise lies by how they rush the sections they don't know as well. Jackson Beatty's book does not show this flaw. It is consistently clear' - Laura Freberg, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 'An impressive textbook... The text is generally clear and interesting. The author covers even boring material in a way that makes it interesting. The organization of the chapters is such that it is easy to locate the major concepts and terms and review the material. The book communicates well and I feel prepares the student well for most topics' - Jon H. Kaas, Vanderbilt University This book is a conceptually driven and accessible introduction to behavioural neuroscience. Focused, concise and coherent, it reflects integrative trends in the field while making human neuroscience accessible to a wider student audience. Features A? Conceptually driven and concise. The field of biological psychology and behavioral neuroscience has grown exponentially in the past decade, and most textbooks have responded by becoming bloated tomes that drown students in unnecessary factoids. Beatty provides just the essentials necessary in a text that is focused, concise, and coherent. A? A contemporary integrative approach with an emphasis on behaviour. Some books in this market focus more on biological mechanisms at the expense of how the biology translates into behaviours. Most students taking this course plan to go on to become psychologists, not biologists, and will appreciate Beatty's emphasis on integrative neuroscience and behaviour. A? A programme of sound, functional anatomical art. Many books in behavioural neuroscience are over-designed, with splashy four-color art that often comes across as gratuitous window dressing. Beatty's programme of sound anatomical art favors utility and function with a corresponding respect for students' pocketbooks. Special features Test items prepared by Laura Freberg (available hardcopy to adopters of the text) Detailed anatomical art Figures
Table of Contents
The Human Brain
The Nervous System
Electrical Signaling
Synapses
Vision
Auditory, Bodily and Chemical Senses
Movement
Sleep and Waking
Emotion and Stress
Thirst, Hunger and Sex
Language and Cognition
Learning, Memory and Brain Plasticity
Disorders of the Nervous System
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