Development Of The Prefrontal Cortex / Edition 1

Development Of The Prefrontal Cortex / Edition 1

by Norman A. Krasnegor, Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic, G. Reid Lyon
     
 

Prominent investigators in the fields of neuroscience and behavior come together in this volume to examine the brain's prefrontal cortex. Exploring evolutionary issues, neurobiology, neuropsychology, and neuropathology, these experts advance the knowledge of the growth, structure, and function of this brain region as it relates to human behavior and development. Based… See more details below

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Prominent investigators in the fields of neuroscience and behavior come together in this volume to examine the brain's prefrontal cortex. Exploring evolutionary issues, neurobiology, neuropsychology, and neuropathology, these experts advance the knowledge of the growth, structure, and function of this brain region as it relates to human behavior and development. Based on multiple human and primate research studies, the book sheds light on typical brain growth and simultaneously describes the functional and developmental consequences of acquired and developmental damage to the prefontal cortex. The authors address specific types of brain injuries and lesions, explaining how these factors can affect cognitive, behavioral, and social functions such as memory, attention, decision making, and language abilities. For neuropsychologists, neurobiologists, psychologists, and researchers in developmental psychology and learning disabilities, this volume ensures a comprehensive understanding of the research on the development and function of the prefrontal cortex.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557662750
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Gallery of Color Figures
Introduction1
1Evolution of Prefrontal Cortex9
2Synaptic Substrate of Cognitive Development: Life-Span Analysis of Synaptogenesis in the Prefrontal Cortex of the Nonhuman Primate27
3Organization and Development of Callosal Connectivity in Prefrontal Cortex49
4Developmental Anatomy of Prefrontal Cortex69
5Human Frontal Lobe Development: A Theory of Cyclical Cortical Reorganization85
6Competence, Cortex, and Primate Models: A Comparative Primate Perspective117
7Language and the Prefrontal Cortex141
8Development of Neuronal Activity in Cortical Regions Underlying Visual Recognition in Monkeys167
9Frontal and Attentional Mechanisms Regulating Distress Experience and Expression During Infancy191
10Corticolimbic Circuitry and the Development of Psychopathology During Childhood and Adolescence211
11Frontal Lobe Dysfunction Following Closed Head Injury in Children: Findings from Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging241
12Dimensions of Executive Functions in Normal and Abnormal Development265
13Prefrontal-Subcortical Circuits in Developmental Disorders283
14Cognitive and Social Development in Children with Prefrontal Cortex Lesions295
15Sexually Dimorphic Brain-Behavior Development: A Comparative Perspective337
16The Work in Working Memory: Implications for Development359
Index379

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