Brain & Behavior An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience 5th Edition EPUB
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Flip through this book and you’ll see that its pages are chock-full of facts and applications—just a sampling gleaned from a vast supply that grows too fast for any of us to keep up with and that becomes obsolete just as fast. But sifting through those facts and reporting them is neither the most difficult nor the most important function of a good textbook. A greater challenge is that most students fail to share their instructors’ infatuation with learning; perhaps they lack the genes, or the parental role models, or just the idea that learning can be fun. At any rate, they can find a text like this intimidating, and it is the textbook’s role to change their minds.
The colorful illustrations, case studies, and research vignettes may capture students’ interest, but sparking interest alone is not enough. That’s why we’ve adopted a big-picture approach in writing the text, one that marshals facts into explanations and discards the ones left standing around with nothing to do. When you put facts to work that way, you begin to see students look up and say, “That makes sense,” or “I’ve always wondered about that, but I never thought of it that way,” or “Now I understand what was going on with Uncle Edgar.”
We believe education has the capacity to make a person healthy, happy, and productive, and it makes a society strong. Education realizes that promise when it leads people to inquire and to question, when they learn how to learn. When 45% of the public believes in ghosts, and politics has become a game played by shouting the loudest or telling the most convincing lie, education more than ever needs to teach young people to ask, “Where is the evidence?” and “Is that the only possible interpretation?”