Strengthened Coverage of Neuroscience
The Second Edition includes an engaging new chapter on neuroscience entitled "The Brain and Cognition." While laying out the basics of neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, Professor Reisberg uses Capgras syndrome as a multipage case study to demonstrate how neuroscientists study the brain and they have learned about its operating principles. Other key neuroscientific updates include coverage of the executive functions and the role they play in guiding behavior.
New Coverage of Visual Perception
Vision has become one of the hottest fields in cognitive psychology. Many scholars stress the notion that we each play a highly active role in perceiving and constructing our visual world. In response, the Second Edition incorporates new ideas regarding the visual sensory system, as well as research concerning how we perceive and construct our visual world.
Updated Chapter on Memory
While emphasizing how accurate memory usually is, Professor Reisberg discusses the diverse factors that can lead to memory errors, even those caused by normally reliable mechanisms.
New Research on Judgment, Decision Making, and Reasoning
Major updates include alternative explanations of our ability to judge and reason from the evolutionary perspective; coverage of new research on inattention blindness; and expanded coverage of new theories of decision making, including process-oriented theories.