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Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience, Second Edition, by Dale Purves, Kevin S. LaBar, Michael L. Platt, Marty Woldorff, Roberto Cabeza, and Scott A. Huettel.

Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience, introduced in 2008, was written to inform readers at all levels about the growing canon of cognitive neuroscience, and to make clear the many challenges that remain to be solved. Now, in this Second Edition, the authors--all leaders in the field--offer what is in essence a completely new book:

  • The 28 chapters of the original edition have been condensed and combined to 15 chapters for the new edition.
  • The condensation makes the topics covered easier to assimilate, and better suited to presentation in a single-semester course.
  • Each chapter has been updated to address the latest developments in the field, including expanded coverage of genetics, evolution, and neural development.
  • Introductory Boxes in each chapter take up an especially interesting issue to better capture readers' attention.
  • An appendix reviews the major features of human neuroanatomy and basic aspects of neural signaling.

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