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Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology

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Written by two masterful researchers and educators, Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology was the first textbook to introduce students to the scientific exploration of human behavior from a neuroscientist’s perspective. With this updated edition, Bryan Kolb and Ian Whishaw again take students to the very forefront of one of the most eventful and impactful areas of scientific inquiry today, making an extraordinary amount of recent research and the real-world impact of those discoveries fascinating and accessible.

New to this edition:

  • New Linkages between Brain Function’s Influence on Behavior and Behavior’s Influence on Brain Function
  • Highlights include a new chapter opening Portrait on neuroprosthetics (Ch. 9) and a case study on childhood amnesia (Ch. 18).
  • Up-to-Date Coverage of Imaging Methods
    • The new edition covers all static, dynamic, electrophysiological imaging methods currently in use. A new section, Comparing Brain-Imaging Techniques and Uses, (in Ch. 7, Imaging the Brain’s Activity) summarizes the pros and cons of each method, including relative costs.
  • More Emphasis on Connectivity
    • his edition highlights the connections among network nodes and hubs, pathways, and functionality, introducing the topic in Chapter 1 and developing it further in chapters on neurocortical function (Ch. 10), the frontal lobes (Ch. 16), and cortical networks and disconnection syndromes (Ch. 17).
  • More Emphasis on Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on Behavior
    • This new coverage occurs throughout the book. For example see the section on Genes, Environment and Behavior (Ch. 2).
  • New "Maze" Icon Indicating Coverage of Neuropsychological Assessment and Testing
    • Coverage indicated by this icon includes discussions of the development of testing methods, their experimental bases, and their role in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and other disciplines—even economics (see The Social Brain, Ch. 20).

Contributors:

Bryan Kolb, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Ian Q. Whishaw, University of Lethbridge, Alberta
Bryan Kolb received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973. He conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Western Ontario and the Montreal Neurological Institute. He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1976, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor`s Chair in Neuroscience. His current research examines how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various factors, including hormones, experience, psychoactive drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to behavior in the normal and diseased brain. Kolb is a Killam Fellow (Canada Council) and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of the Hebb Prize from CPA and from the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) and is a former president of the CSBBCS. He is one of the theme leaders in the Canadian Stroke Network. He is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary, as well as the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta.

Ian Q. Whishaw received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1971. He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1970, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor`s Chair in Neuroscience. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, Cambridge University, and the Unviersity of Strasbourg, France. He is a Fellow of Clair Hall, Cambridge, and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta. His current research examines how the precise details of movements are influenced by injury or disease to the motor systems of rodents and humans and how animals and humans move through real and mental space. Whishaw is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada, and the Institute for Scientific Information includes him in its list of most cited neuroscientists. He is a recipient of a Bronze medal from the Canadian Humane Society, a recipient of the Ingrid Speaker medal for research, and President of NeuroDetective, Inc.

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