I know this is kind of a "soft question", but it isn't very easy to find a good, comprehensive brain atlas book, which would also link the different areas to their functions (according to recent work). Best would be if the book could also be used for teaching (from the very basics). Any recommendations? I would not like to pay myself sick in finding a good book. Please provide some insights why the book you recommend is better than the others available (or, if you know just one book, what did you learn from it).
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I have a couple of reference recommendations for you, please take these with a truck load of salt as I am just an enthusiast in this field - given this, the criteria I tend to go by are - ease-to-understand and interest-factor (ie. gets me thinking) - as I do not know where you are, I am not sure of their costs for you:
Brain, Mind and the Structure of Reality (Nunez, 2010).
This book brings together neuroscience and links it to other related fields related to cognition and how we perceive the world.
Atlas of Brain Function (Orrison, 2008).
This book has a glossary as well as the details and results of imaging.
Biology of Mind (Bownds, 1999).
Even though this reference is a bit dated, it is a good starting point about brain structures and the evolution of the human brain.
Hope these are a bit helpful.
Michael Saunders Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, G. George Ronald Mangun, Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind