John P.J. Pinel (University of British Columbia, Canada)
This revised edition presents comprehensive coverage of this discipline, with a strong research base and a student-oriented approach. Difficult technical topics such as neuroanatomy, neuropsychology and genetics have been simplified in this edition, and anecdotes, metaphors and case studies are included. 500 new references have been added, and the chapter on emotion, stress and mental illness has been thoroughly revised. These three topics have now been closely interwoven, emphasizing the health consequences of stress and its related emotional states.