Daniel Furnas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Jacksonville University (2018):
"It is more in-depth than most, if not all, the books I have considered for teaching undergraduate neuroscience for Communication Sciences and Disorders majors. This book tackles a very difficult and dense subject using a mixture of strong, clear explanations and humor that will help students during their introduction to neuroscience. Neuroscience is often one of, if not the most daunting topics for our undergraduates, and this book makes it very digestible."
Carol Deakin, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorers, Alabama A&M University (2018):
"Andreatta has taken a different approach that is considerably less intimidating than other texts. The use of mild humor, analogies and the manner in which concepts are presented makes this an easy yet comprehensive read. I would definitely consider adopting this book. It is probably the most comprehensive and student friendly text that I have seen written for undergraduate students."
Jeremy J. Donai, AuD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, West Virginia University (2018):
"Humor throughout the text adds to the readability. Neuroscience can make for dry reading, but the humor makes it lighter. The manuscript is very thorough and covers a substantial number of topics. The chapter on the ear is excellent. ...It is much better than a comparable neuroscience for CSD text that I have used in the past."
Margaret Lehman Blake, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Houston (2018):
"This book is a great improvement over what I've used in the past and other books available. It is well-written, has good - and accurate - figures, and accurate information."
Janis M. Jarecki-Liu, PhD, Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Clarion University of Pennsylvania (2018):
"The primary strength of this text is in its detail and organization. A very complete, well-written text. Its scope includes explanations of the mechanisms of the brain underlying basic and skilled actions from cellular functions, anatomic structures and physiologic processes of the nervous system. With a solid background in neuroscience, students will be able to better understand brain-behavior relationships in order to make appropriate clinical assessment and treatment decisions. The relatable examples, with a touch of humor, makes the text very readable. Students should be able to relate to all analogies and this prevents the reader from getting too bogged down in detail as they attempt to understand complex concepts."
Irene M. Barrow, PhD, Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, James Madison University (2018):
"The author is very creative and the relatable, conversational style of this book is a definite strength. The author uses well placed, vivid analogies to explain concepts that can be quite challenging for students. The overall structure and organization of the book is also a strength as it uses a logical progression of the material"