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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Getting your head around the brain

ISBN 9780230298552
Publication Date November 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This short and student-friendly introduction to the brainwill help students to understand more about the links between the brain and behaviour. Following the BPS accredited syllabus for biological psychology, its accessible structure, multiple examples and engaging tone make this book ideal introductory reading.

AMANDA ELLISON is Senior Lecturer in the Psychology department at Durham University, UK. She has been teaching Biological Psychology and other neuroscientific topics for 16 years, and is particularly interested in how different parts of the brain talk to each other when we are doing everyday things.

Engage Your Brain
The Nitty Gritty
What a Sensation
See What I Mean?
Now Hear This
Moving On
How do Your Neurons Grow?
Oh DO Behave
Just Sleep on it
Let's Talk about Sex
Second that Emotion
Memories are Made of This
You'd Better Think
Put it all Together...

Reviews

Dr Amanda Ellison has pulled off an amazing feat. This book explains the structure and function of our brain in such a way that neuroanatomy and neurophysiology become not only easy to understand but also fun to read about!' - Dr Erik Corthout, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
'Amanda Ellison has written a delicious book. Savour it with a small spoon or gulp it straight from the source. Hard science made easier; serious stuff made fun; insane and beautiful cartoons. Love it.' -Professor Vincent Walsh, University College London, UK
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