- Tapa dura: 240 páginas
- Editor: Palgrave; Edición: 2012 (18 de octubre de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 023030110X
- ISBN-13: 978-0230301108
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Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience (Inglés) Tapa dura – 18 oct 2012
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"One of the most crucial skills for university students is to learn how to become critical consumers of scientific knowledge. This book provides the ideal structure and support to develop their own critical evaluation of cognitive neuroscience." - Professor Deborah Hall, Director, NIHR National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing, Nottingham, UK
"Capitalizing on the insight that much can be learned from scientific disagreements, Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience clearly presents ideas and findings from the cutting edge of the field. Slotnick's provocative style might ruffle a few feathers, but his lively account will engage and inform both students and researchers in numerous areas of contemporary cognitive neuroscience." - Daniel L. Schacter, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, USA, and author of The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers
"This book presents a series of debates on some of the current hot topics in Cognitive Neuroscience. It is an excellent way to spark the enthusiasm and curiousity of students. By encouraging students to think critically about the links between evidence and theory, Slotnick has done a great service to the field." - Dr Jamie Ward, Associate Professor, University of Sussex, UK
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When we're thinking about how the brain works, why do we believe that one explanation is better than another? Is the majority view necessarily the correct view? In Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience, Scott Slotnick tackles the most contentious debates within the exciting and fast-paced field of cognitive neuroscience. Student-focused and sympathetically written, its deep engagement with cutting-edge debates will help you develop your critical thinking skills.
Providing evidence from both sides of each debate, the book covers essential topics such as long-term memory, working memory, language, perception, and attention. By helping you to weigh up the evidence and choose the most compelling answer, Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience will enhance your analytical skills. With its unique debate format and a wealth of illustrations, the book brings to life the key issues that are sparking debate within psychology and neuroscience.
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It's organized in a logical way -- starting with an introduction and overview of the methods / common practices of the field, and then moving into specific controversies, which are laid out chapter by chapter. These controversies cover a broad range of topics, from perception to attention, memory, language, social processing, and others. For any given controversy, the author presents findings on both sides of the debate, and encourages the reader to think critically along the way. This may have been my favorite aspect of the book -- it facilitates the formation of critical analyses/interpretations of the many different pieces of research that are presented.
This is certainly a valuable piece of literature to have -- not only for it's unique collection and comparison of large bodies of scientific research, but also for the sort of critical thinking skills it encourages.
My only issue with the controversies is my lack of intimate knowledge with certain methods, so I sometimes would get bogged down in trying to understand exactly what was happening technically in each study. Overall however, the point was well-conveyed and I always had a basic understanding of the arguments from each side of a controversy.