Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 0262141043

ISBN-13: 9780262141048

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Charles A. Nelson, Monica Luciana, Monica Collini

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First edition, winner of the 2001 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc., in the category of Single Volume Reference: Science. 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 Handbookcovers 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 Handbookhas 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. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience series
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Book details

List price: $200.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 936
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.236
Language: English

Charles A. Nelson is Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School.

Preface to the Second Edition
Fundamentals of Developmental Neurobiology
General Principles
The Formation of Axons and Dendrites by Developing Neurons
Imaging Developmental Changes in Gray and White Matter in the Human Brain
Gyrification and Development of the Human Brain
Adult Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus
The LHPA System and Neurobehavioral Development
The Effects of Monoamines on the Developing Nervous System
Structural Foundations of Sensation, Perception, and Cognition
Mechanisms of Auditory Reorganization during Development
From Sounds to Words
Brain Correlates of Language Processing during the First Years of Life
Brain-Behavior Relationships in Early Visual Development
Motor Systems Development
Neurodevelopment of Social Cognition
Pre- and Postnatal Morphological Development of the Human Hippocampal Formation
Structural Development of the Human Prefrontal Cortex
White Matter Maturation and Cognitive Development during Childhood
Methodological Paradigms
Electrophysiological Methods in Studying Infant Cognitive Development
Eye Tracking Studies of Normative and Atypical Development
Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Functional MRI Methods in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Mechanisms of Language Acquisition
Imaging and Behavioral Evidence
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Developing Brain
The Integration of Neuroimaging and Molecular Genetics in the Study of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Neural Network Models of Cognitive Development
Neural Plasticity In Development
Early Brain Injury, Plasticity, and Behavior
Developmental Plasticity and Reorganization of Function Following Early Diffuse Brain Injury
Plasticity of the Visual System
Cross-Modal Plasticity in Development
The Case of Deafness
Plasticity of Speech (Animal Model)
Cognition
The Development and Integration of the Dorsal and Ventral Visual Pathways in Object Processing
Attention in Young Infants
A Developmental Psychophysiological Perspective
Nonhuman Primate Models of Memory Development
Neurocognitive Mechanisms for the Development of Face Processing
The Development of Visuospatial Processing
Mechanisms of Change: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Declarative Memory Development
The Development of Executive Function in Childhood
The Development of Prefrontal Cortex Functions in Adolescence
Theoretical Models and a Possible Dissociation of Dorsal versus Ventral Subregions
Cognition and Aging
Cognition and Aging-Dementia
Neurodevelopmental Aspects of Clinical Disorders
The Role of Nutrition in Cognitive Development
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Impact of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on the Developing Nervous System
Neurocognitive Models of Early-Treated Phenylketonuria
Insights from Meta-analysis and New Molecular Genetic Findings
Research into Williams Syndrome
The State of the Art
Neurocognitive Development in Autism
Tics and Compulsions
Disturbances of Self-Regulatory Control in the Development of Habitual Behaviors
Developmental Dyslexia
The Development and Cognitive Neuroscience of Anxiety
Developmental Neuropsychology of Unipolar Depressions
Emotion/Cognition Interactions
Toward a Neurobiology of Attachment
Sleep, Cognition, and Emotion
A Developmental View
Neural Systems, Gaze Following, and the Development of Joint Attention
The Biology of Temperament
An Integrative Approach
The Developing Adolescent Brain
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Nicotine Vulnerability
Environmental Influences on Brain-Behavioral Development
Evidence from Child Abuse and Neglect
Neurocognitive Development of Performance Monitoring and Decision Making
Contributors
Index
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