Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 2

Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 2

by Charles A. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262141043

ISBN-13: 9780262141048

Pub. Date: 08/31/2008

Publisher: MIT Press

The publication of the second edition of this handbook testifies to the rapid evolution of developmental cognitive neuroscience as a distinct field. Brain imaging and recording technologies, along with well-defined behavioral tasks — the essential methodological tools of cognitive neuroscience — are now being used to study development. Technological

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The publication of the second edition of this handbook testifies to the rapid evolution of developmental cognitive neuroscience as a distinct field. Brain imaging and recording technologies, along with well-defined behavioral tasks — the essential methodological tools of cognitive neuroscience — are now being used to study development. Technological advances have yielded methods that can be safely used to study structure-function relations and their development in children's brains. These new techniques combined with more refined cognitive models account for the progress and heightened activity in developmental cognitive neuroscience research. The Handbook covers basic aspects of neural development, sensory and sensorimotor systems, language, cognition, emotion, and the implications of lifelong neural plasticity for brain and behavioral development. The second edition reflects the dramatic expansion of the field in the seven years since the publication of the first edition. This new Handbook has grown from forty-one chapters to fifty-four, all original to this edition. It places greater emphasis on affective and social neuroscience — an offshoot of cognitive neuroscience that is now influencing the developmental literature. The second edition also places a greater emphasis on clinical disorders, primarily because such research is inherently translational in nature. Finally, the book's new discussions of recent breakthroughs in imaging genomics include one entire chapter devoted to the subject.

The intersection of brain, behavior, and genetics represents an exciting new area of inquiry, and the second edition of this essential reference work will be a valuable resource for researchers interested in the development of brain-behavior relations in the context of both typical and atypical development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262141048
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/31/2008
Series:
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
936
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
IFundamentals of Developmental Neurobiology1
1Neocortical Neuronogenesis: Regulation, Control Points, and a Strategy of Structural Variation3
2Synaptogenesis in the Neocortex of the Newborn: The Ultimate Frontier for Individuation?23
3Myelination in the Developing Human Brain35
4Morphological Changes of the Human Hippocampal Formation from Midgestation to Early Childhood45
5Effects of Sex Hormones on Brain Development59
6The Development of Prefrontal Cortex: The Maturation of Neurotransmitter Systems and Their Interactions79
7Adult Neurogenesis in the Hippocampal Formation93
IIMethodological Paradigms107
8Inferences about the Functional Development of Neural Systems in Children via the Application of Animal Tests of Cognition109
9The Use of Event-Related Potentials in the Study of Cognitive Development125
10Applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to the Study of Development137
11Genetic Methods149
12Neural Network Models of Cognitive Development159
IIINeural Plasticity of Development173
13Early Brain Injury, Plasticity, and Behavior175
14Neural Plasticity and Development191
IVSensory and Sensorimotor Systems203
15Development, Plasticity, and Learning in the Auditory System205
16Brain-Behavior Relationships in Early Visual Development221
17Visual Acuity and Spatial Contrast Sensitivity: Normal Development and Underlying Mechanisms237
18Stability and Flexibility in the Acquisition of Skilled Movement253
VLanguage267
19Speech and Language Processing in Infancy: A Neurocognitive Approach269
20Language Development in Children with Unilateral Brain Injury281
21Experience-Dependent Plasticity and the Treatment of Children with Specific Language Impairment or Dyslexia309
VICognition319
22Attention in Young Infants: A Developmental Psychophysiological Perspective321
23The Functional Development and Integration of the Dorsal and Ventral Visual Pathways: A Neurocomputational Approach339
24Mechanism and Variation in the Development of Attentional Networks353
25Neural Bases of Memory Development: Insights from Neuropsychological Studies in Primates365
26The Neuropsychology of Face Processing during Infancy and Childhood381
27Spatial Cognitive Development399
28Bridging the Gap between Cognition and Developmental Neuroscience: The Example of Number Representation415
29A Model System for Studying the Role of Dopamine in the Prefrontal Cortex during Early Development in Humans: Early and Continuously Treated Phenylketonuria433
30Age-Related Changes in Working Memory and Frontal Lobe Function: A Review473
VIINeurodevelopmental Aspects of Clinical Disorders489
31The Role of Nutrition in Cognitive Development491
32Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Effects of Prenatal Alcohol: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Implications505
33The Effects of Cocaine on the Developing Nervous System519
34Advances in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Autism537
35Tics: When Habit-Forming Neural Systems Form Habits of Their Own549
36Developmental Disorders of Attention561
37The Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia and Its Relationship to the Neurodevelopmental Model577
VIIIEmotion and Cognition Interactions597
38Toward a Neurobiology of Attachment599
39Effects of Early Deprivation: Findings from Orphanage-Reared Infants and Children617
40The Biology of Temperament: An Integrative Approach631
41Dopamine-Opiate Modulations of Reward-Seeking Behavior: Implications for the Functional Assessment of Prefrontal Development647
Contributors663
Index665

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