From the Publisher:
'This textbook presents an exciting, well-informed, and well-written discussion of brain mechanisms of learning and memory processes.'
- John Byrnes, Ph.D. Tufts University of Medicine, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
'The greatest strength of this text is the constant use of relatable real world examples. Many other texts talk mainly about rats and do not relate topics to everyday life. Another strength is the blending of basic learning with brain substrates and clinical applications. Few texts do this.'
- M. Todd Allen, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, USA
Gluck, Mercado and Myers's Learning and Memory is the first textbook developed from its inception to reflect the convergence of brain studies and behavioural approaches in modern learning and memory research incorporating findings both in animals and humans. Each chapter integrates coverage of both human memory and animal learning, with separate sections specifically devoted to behavioural processes, brain systems, and clinical perspectives.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
* Integration of neuroscience and behavioural approaches
* Integration of human and animal studies
* Focus on applied aspects, including practical insights and novel treatments for brain disorders and the effect that research into learning and memory has had on our daily lives.
* Unique full-colour art program
* Thoughtful pedagogy includes chapter opening vignettes, special topic boxes, 'Test Your Knowledge' questions, interim summaries, concept checks, key points and terms, and suggested further reading.
* Companion Website at www.worthpublishers.com/gluck1e: Offers a range of study tools such as Web Quizzes, Audio Downloads, Web Links, Learning Objectives, Chapter Outlines, and Flashcards.
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* Companion Website at www.worthpublishers.com/gluck1e: Inlcudes Quiz Gradebook, Image and Lecture Gallery, PowerPoint presentations, and Clicker Questions.
* Instructor Resource Manual and Test Bank (978-1-429-20642-6): The manual includes extensive chapter-by-chapter suggestions for class, projects and assignments, tips for integrating multimedia into your course, and comprehensive material on animal learning. The Test Bank features approximately 75 multiple-choice questions per chapter as well as an assortment of short-answer and essay questions.
* Computerised Test Bank (978-1-4292-0643-3): Allows you to add an unlimited number of questions, edit questions, format a test, scramble questions, and include pictures, equations, or multimedia links.
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Descripción Worth Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0716786540
Descripción Worth Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0716786540
Descripción Worth Publishers. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0716786540 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0363844
Descripción Worth Publishers, 2007. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. The Psychology of Learning and Memory 1.1. Philosophy of Mind Box 1-1: Learning and Memory in Everyday Life: Top Ten Tips for a Better Memory A. Aristotle and Associationism B. Descartes and Dualism C. John Locke and Empiricism D. William James and Models of Association 1.2. Evolution and Natural Selection A. Erasmus Darwin and Early Proponents of Evolution B. Charles Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection C. Francis Galton: Variability of Nature Box 1-2: Unsolved Mysteries: Can Learning Influence Evolution 1.3. The Birth of Experimental Psychology A. Hermann Ebbinghaus and Human Memory Experiments B. Ivan Pavlov and Animal Learning Experiments C. Edward Thorndike: Law of Effect 1.4. The Reign of Behaviorism A. John Watson and Behaviorism B. Clark Hull and Mathematical Models of Learning C. B. F. Skinner: Radical Behaviorism D. Edward Tolman: Cognitive Maps 1.5. The Cognitive Approach A. W. K. Estes and Mathematical Psychology B. Gordon Bower: Learning by Insight C. George Miller and Information Theory D. Herbert Simon and Symbol-Manipulation Models E. David Rumelhart and Connectionist Models 2. The Neuroscience of Learning and Memory 2.1. A Quick Tour of the Brain A. The Brain and Nervous System B. Observing Brain Structure and Function 2.2 From Brain to Behavior A. Information Pathways in the Central Nervous System B. Observing Brain Systems in Action Box 2-1: Unsolved Mysteries: What Do Functional Imaging Methods Really Measure? 2.3 Learning and Synaptic Plasticity A. The Neuron B. Measuring and Manipulating Neural Activity Box 2-2: Learning and Memory in Everyday Life: Can a Pill Improve Your Memory? C. Synaptic Plasticity 3. Episodic and Semantic Memory: Memory for Facts and Events 3.1. Behavioral Processes A. Episodic (event) and Semantic (fact) Memories B. How Humans Acquire and Use Episodic Memories Box 3-1: Learning and Memory In Everyday Life: Total Recall! The Truth About Extraordinary Memories C. When Memory Fails D. Models of Semantic Memory 3.2. Brain Substrates A. The Cerebral Cortex and Semantic Memory B. The Medial Temporal Lobes and Memory Storage C. Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction In Memory Consolidation D. The Role of the Frontal Cortex in Memory Storage and Retrieval Box 3-2:Unsolved Mysteries: Are There Different Brain Substrates For Episodic and Semantic Memories E. Subcortical Structures Involved in Episodic and Semantic Memory 3.3. Clinical Perspectives A. Transient Global Amnesia B. Functional Amnesia C. Infantile Amnesia 4. Skill Memory: Learning by Doing 4.1. Behavioral Processes A. Qualities of Skill Memories B. Expertise and Talent C. Practice Box 4-1: Unsolved Mysteries: Why Can't Experts Verbalize What They Do? D. Transfer of Training E. Models of Skill Memory 4.2 Brain Substrates A. The Basal Ganglia and Skill Learning Box 4-2: Learning and Memory in Everyday Life: Are Video Games Good for the Brain? B. Cortical Representations of Skills C. The Cerebellum and Timing 4.3 Clinical Perspectives A. Apraxia B. Huntington's Disease C. Parkinson's Disease. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0716786540
Descripción Worth Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110716786540