An excellent and much-needed textbook on research methods for cognitive neuroscience, for the breadth and depth of the techniques, covered. Written in a clear, approachable style, that is easy for even beginning students to digest. This is a book of value that students and professors alike will enjoy reading.
This well-written textbook by Aaron Newman enriches the literature by covering key concepts in research methods for cognitive neuroscience. The book follows a logical progression and covers the main neuroimaging techniques, thus constituting an excellent resource for anyone interested in cognitive neuroscience research and practice. The layout and organisation of each chapter are excellent, there are plenty of visually appealing images throughout and an excellent summary at the end of each chapter.
The book is a fast-track to fundamental knowledge on the general theory of doing research in cognitive neuroscience and a comprehensive introduction to a large panorama of research methods. It gives the reader a strong focus on learning and understanding, and an inspiration to think further into the use of high-tech and basic research instruments. The book is therefore recommended for both the introduction and intermediate teaching into cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology and in addition as a quick reference work for the single technical methods.
Aaron Newman's book provides a comprehensive and in-depth, yet easy to read, tour de force across different research methods for Cognitive Neuroscience. This book is not only an indispensable tool for undergraduate students. It is also a valuable source for any neuroscientist, offering an excellent overview of quantitative methodologies in the field.
Overall, this is an outstanding textbook for several reasons.