The Human Brain
Essentials of Behavioral Neuroscience
AUTHOR: Beatty, Jackson
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
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`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.
#65533; 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.
#65533; 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.
#65533; 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.
Test items prepared by Laura Freberg (available hardcopy to adopters of the text)
Detailed anatomical art
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/23/2000
CATEGORY: Medical, Science