Brain and Behaviour: Critical Concepts in Psychology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Brain and Behaviour

Critical Concepts in Psychology, 1st Edition

Edited by Jules Davidoff


1,616 pages

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Hardback: 9780415134996
pub: 2000-05-25

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These four volumes present papers on the relationship between brain and behaviour, from the onset of its study in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the French physician Paul Broca performed an autopsy which revealed that the brain was critically involved in speech function. Since then, further profound observations and theoretical insights have continued, adding to the debate about the brain and behaviour relationship. The papers in this collection have been selected by the influence they have had on these developments.

The articles are primarily concerned with behaviour rather than neuroanatomy, and will allow students and researchers the chance to survey the evidence in the link between brain and behaviour, spanning many areas of cognition.

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Psychology

The titles in this Psychology Press Major Works series are authoritative and comprehensive guides to key concepts in—and subdisciplines of—psychology. Edited by leading experts in the field, they bring together cutting-edge literature, collected from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions, thorough indexes, and other scholarly apparatus, Psychology Press Major Works are essential works of reference, valued by scholars and students.

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MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology