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This text strives to strike a balance between basic, core material and cutting-edge topics. It uses a first person narrative to draw you in and convey the excitement of the field. It thoroughly covers the foundations of the field, then goes on to reflect the increasing use of new technologies to study memory and cognition, and to cover other important developments central to its study.
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The scientific study of human memory and cognition deals with compelling questions and ideas, such as how we think, reason, remember, learn, and use language. Cognition Canadian edition captures some of the excitement of the field for students and strives to strike a balance between basic, core material, important new developments, and cutting-edge topics.
Reflecting the increasing use of new technologies, the authors integrate sections on neuroscience within individual chapter topics. A major section in the introductory chapters provides background information on neurons and the brain, so even students without formal coursework on the biological basis of cognition will be prepared for the cognitive neuroscience coverage.
This Canadian edition recognizes the contributions to cognitive psychology made by Canadian scientists, who have been in the forefront of psychological science for over half a century. Many such research studies are cited, while some are featured at greater length in the Research in Action boxes found in most chapters.About the Author:
Our Canadian adaptor, Ray Klein, is a senior cognition researcher at Dalhousie University. He has taught the undergraduate cognition course there for over 15 years. Among his many academic distinctions he is co-founder and past president of Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science, past Associate Editor for Journal of Experimental Psychology, past Associate Editor for the The Scientific World Journal, and past Consulting Editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. His research interests include Human Performance, including: Perception , attention, memory, and complex skills like reading.
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11013605286X