Brain Development and Cognition: A Reader / Edition 2

Brain Development and Cognition: A Reader / Edition 2

by Mark H. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631217363

ISBN-13: 9780631217367

Pub. Date: 06/24/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The first edition of this successful reader brought together key readings in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience for students. Now updated in order to keep up with this fast moving field, the volume includes new readings illustrating recent developments along with updated versions of previous contributions. These revisions ensure that the collection

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The first edition of this successful reader brought together key readings in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience for students. Now updated in order to keep up with this fast moving field, the volume includes new readings illustrating recent developments along with updated versions of previous contributions. These revisions ensure that the collection will remain a crucial resource for anyone teaching developmental cognitive neuroscience or cognitive development.

The Reader is broad-ranging, covering every aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience. New pieces for the second edition include writing on individual development and evolution, on the structural and functional development of the brain and on object recognition and sensitive periods, whilst articles updated include those on the neurobiology of cognitive and language processing and self-organization in developmental processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631217367
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/24/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Acknowledgements
1Critique of the Modern Ethologists' Attitude8
2The Problem of Change18
3The Epigenetic System and the Development of Cognitive Functions29
4From Gene to Organism: The Developing Individual as an Emergent, Interactional, Hierarchical System36
5General Principles of CNS Development57
6Intrinsic and Extrinsic Determinants of Neocortical Parcellation: A Radial Unit Model83
7Positron Emission Tomography Study of Human Brain Functional Development101
8Morphometric Study of Human Cerebral Cortex Development117
9The Development of Visual Attention: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective134
10The Ontogeny of Human Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective151
11Experience and Brain Development186
12Do Cortical Areas Emerge from a Protocortex?217
13Emergence of Order in Visual System Development231
14Specificity and Plasticity in Neurocognitive Development in Humans251
15Linguistic and Spatial Cognitive Development in Children with Pre- and Perinatal Focal Brain Injury: A Ten-Year Overview from the Sand Diego Longitudinal Project272
16Cortical Plasticity Underlying Perceptual, Motor, and Cognitive Skill Development: Implications for Neurorehabilitation292
17The Instinct to Learn305
18Self-organization in Developmental Processes: Can Systems Approaches Work?336
19Development Itself is the Key to Understanding Developmental Disorders375
20Object Recognition and Sensitive Periods: A Computational Analysis of Visual Imprinting392
21Connectionism and the Study of Change420
22A Model System for Studying the Role of Dopamine in Prefrontal Cortex During Early Development in Humans441
23Genes and Brain: Individual Differences and Human Universals494
Name Index509
Subject Index524

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