Educating the Human Brain

Educating the Human Brain

by Michael I. Posner, Mary K. Rothbart
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591473810

ISBN-13: 9781591473817

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Educating the Human Brain is the product of a quarter century of research. This book provides an empirical account of the early development of attention and self regulation in infants and young children. It examines the brain areas involved in regulatory networks, their connectivity, and how their development is influenced by genes and experience. Relying on the

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Educating the Human Brain is the product of a quarter century of research. This book provides an empirical account of the early development of attention and self regulation in infants and young children. It examines the brain areas involved in regulatory networks, their connectivity, and how their development is influenced by genes and experience. Relying on the latest techniques in cognitive and temperament measurement, neuroimaging, and molecular genetics, the book integrates research on neural networks common to all of us with studies of individual differences. In this book, the authors explain where, when, and how the brain performs functions that are necessary for learning. Such functions include attending to information; controlling attention through effort; regulating the interplay of emotion with cognition; and coding, organizing, and retrieving information. The authors suggest how these aspects of brain development can support school readiness, literacy, numeracy, and expertise. The audience for this book includes neuroscientists as well as developmental and educational psychologists who have interest in the latest brain research. The many helpful visuals-including brain diagrams, pictures and photographs of experimental set-ups, and graphs and tables displaying key data-also give this book appeal for graduate students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591473817
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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