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From The CriticsReviewer: Marie C. McGettigan, MD,MS (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This text is the first of a series that presents innovative and high quality research on infants (humans and animals). Each chapter of Volume One includes historical and state of the art progress in several fields including memory development, trisomy neuropsychology, development and behavior, the development of visual surface perception and the continuum of language development. In addition to technological breakthroughs, each chapter (and volume) can stand alone and includes a summary, implications, limitations and conclusions of the research to date.
Purpose: This text is the first of a series dedicated to the presentation of technological breakthroughs, new methodologies and integrations that may launch future work on infant behavior and development. Each chapter presents a complex question and how it has been answered (to date).
Audience: This text is written for any student of behavior and development. Specifically, this volume will interest psychiatrists, psychologists, neurophysiologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and ophthalmologists. For pediatricians, reading this volume offers unique insight into the complexities of answering questions in each of these areas of research.
Features: Dedicated to Professor Byron A. Campbell, the text opens with reprints of Dr. Campbell’s early studies. Other chapters deal with learning and memory paradigms and cues; the neuropsychology of Down Syndrome and segmental trisomies; the testing of the development of visual surface perception; methods of analyzing facial displays, how we process contours, textures and changes in patterns and a treatise on the electrophysiological correlates of language development. Historical and present day research, implications, conclusions, planned future efforts, and gaps in knowledge are also presented.
Assessment: This volume is comprehensive in its presentation of progress in research on these various topics. This read provides insight on how we process what we see, how we develop memory, what experiences remain in our memories, how genetics can affect normal developmental acquisitions, and what we can measure in language development.