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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 3rd Edition

  • Published: September 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 308 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The third edition of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience presents a thorough updating and enhancement of the classic text that introduced the rapidly expanding field of developmental cognitive neuroscience.
- Includes the addition of two new chapters that provide further introductory material on new methodologies and the application of genetic methods in cognitive development
- Includes several key discussion points at the end of each chapter
- Features a greater focus on mid-childhood and adolescence, to complement the previous edition?s emphasis on early childhood
- Brings the science closer to real-world applications via a greater focus on fieldwork
- Includes a greater emphasis on structural and functional brain imaging

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface to the Third Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.



1 The Biology of Change.

2 Methods and Populations.

3 From Gene to Brain.

4 Building a Brain.

5 Vision, Orienting, and Attention.

6 Perceiving and Acting on the Physical World: Objects and Number.

7 Perceiving and Acting on the Social World.

8 Learning and Long-Term Memory.

9 Language.

10 Prefrontal Cortex, Working Memory, and Decision-Making.

11 Cerebral Lateralization.

12 Interactive Specialization.

13 Toward an Integrated Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.



Mark H. Johnson is Professor of Psychology, MRC Scientific Team Leader, and Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is an editor of the Wiley-Blackwell journal Developmental Science, and is considered to be among the world’s leading scholars in human brain development.

Michelle de Haan is Reader in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Institute of Child Health at University College London, and Honorary Principal Neuropsychologist for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. Her research applies neuroimaging and neuropsychological methods to understand typical and atypical cognitive and social development.

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