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Essential Psychology: A Core Textbook offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect companion at an affordable price. It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, American-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don’t need on your course. Written by a UK team of authors, it spans 18 accessibly-sized chapters but concentrates on the six fundamental topic areas that are taught at introductory level in the UK – Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology & The Psychology of Individual Differences – batching them into sections of 3 chapters each. The textbook is: stylish and presented in full colorhas an abundance of learning features to ...

Communication within the Brain
Communication within the brain
Lead authors Rachel R.Horsley and ChristineNorman
Introduction

When you are awake, your brain generates 25 watts of power – which is enough to power a light bulb. That energy comes from all the activity of sending and receiving messages between the 100,000,000,000 cells that make up your brain. In the previous chapter we took a brief tour of the main structures of the nervous ...

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