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An Introduction to Brain and Behavior (5th Edition)

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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 behaviour from a neuroscientist’s...

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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 behaviour 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.

The book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.

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  • Unique, neuroscientific perspective on human behaviour
  • Takes recent research and discoveries and makes them accessible for students
  • Highlights include a new chapter opening Portrait on neuroprosthetics (Ch. 9) and a case study on childhood amnesia (Ch. 18).
  • More emphasis on genetic and epigenetic influences on behaviour: for example see section on Genes, Environment and Behaviour (Ch. 2).


  • New connections made between Brain Function's Influence on Behaviour and Behaviour's Influence on Brain Function
  • Up-to-date coverage of imaging methods, such as 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) summarises the pros and cons of each method, including relative costs.
  • More emphasis on connectivity, highlighting the connections among network nodes and hubs, pathways, and functionality
  • New "Maze" Icon indicates discussions of the development of testing methods, their experimental bases, and their role in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and other disciplines (see The Social Brain, Ch. 20).

1. What Are the Origins of Brain and Behavior? 
2. What Is the Nervous System's Functional Anatomy?  
3. What Are the Nervous System's Functional Units?     4. How Do Neurons Use Electrical Signals to Transmit Information? 
5. How Do Neurons Communicate and Adapt?      
6. How Do Drugs and Hormones Influence the Brain and Behavior?  
7. How Do We Study the Brain’s Structures and Functions?  
8. How Does the Nervous System Develop and Adapt?  9. How Do We Sense, Perceive, and See the World? 
10. How Do We Hear, Speak, and Make Music?  
11. How Does the Nervous System Respond to Stimulation and Produce Movement?  12. What Causes Emotional and Motivated Behavior?  
13. Why Do We Sleep and Dream?  
14. How Do We Learn and Remember?  
15. How Does the Brain Think?  
16. What Happens When the Brain Misbehaves? 
This textbook is available with LaunchPad.  Within LaunchPad, you’ll have access to an interactive ebook along with diagnostics, adaptive quizzes and assignments to help you achieve success in your course.  

This LaunchPad includes:
  • An e-Book integrating the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools
  • Immersive Learning Activities focusing on the core topics and mechanisms in neuroscience
  • An Index of Disorders so students can quickly find information on specific disorders in the text
  • Practice Quizzes offering pre-built quizzes which students can take multiple times and receive randomized questions on the same topic
  • LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing to consolidate learning in every chapter of the text
  • Flashcards for every key term that students can view in different modes, including quiz mode to test themselves
  • Videos and video activities so students can experience classic experiments at the heart of psychological science, intriguing case studies and cutting-edge research

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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