Oh, how I wish I had a book like this when I began teaching psychology. From a visual learner's point of view, this book hits the jackpot. It begins with a history of studying the brain, landmarks in neuroscience and photos of a series of brain scans. You know all those pesky little questions that your students ask, but you're not sure of the answer because your neuroscience course was 20+ years ago and the images (I mean drawings) were in black and white? This book has those answers. There are 70+ pages of pictures and explanations of brain anatomy (all the parts, not just the ones in our texts), brain zones, neurons, and research to satisfy the best of us.
This book has a chapter on the senses, one on movement and control, emotions and feelings, the social brain, language and communication, memory, thinking, consciousness, the individual brain, development and aging, and concludes with diseases and disorders.
Although I have not read every word on every page, just for the illustrations, I am giving this book my highest recommendation. It is a must for every psychology class. Order by clicking below. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Chuck Schallhorn