Neural Circuit and Cognitive Development, Second Edition, the latest release in the Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience series, provides a much-needed update to underscore the latest research in this rapidly evolving field, with new section editors discussing the technological advances that are enabling the pursuit of new research on brain development. This volume is devoted mainly to anatomical and functional development of neural circuits and neural systems and cognitive development. Understanding the critical role these changes play in neurodevelopment provides the ability to explore and elucidate the underlying causes of neurodevelopmental disorders and their effect on cognition.
This series is designed to fill the knowledge gap, offering the most thorough coverage of this field on the market today and addressing all aspects of how the nervous system and its components develop.
- Features leading experts in various subfields as section editors and article authors
- Presents articles that have been peer reviewed to ensure accuracy, thoroughness and scholarship
- Includes coverage of mechanisms that control the assembly of neural circuits in specific regions of the nervous system and multiple aspects of cognitive development
I: Circuit Development 1. The Form and Functions of Neural Circuits in the Olfactory Bulb 2. Functional Circuit Development in the Auditory System 3. Development of the Superior Colliculus/Optic Tectum 4. Multisensory Circuits 5. Cerebellar Circuits 6. Dendritic Spines 7. Cortical Columns 8. Neonatal Cortical Rhythms 9. Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity 10. Methods to traces circuits 11. Visual cortex connections 12. Somatosensory cortex connections 13. Auditory cortex connections 14. Motor cortex connections 15. Motor circuits 16. Prefrontal cortex connections 17. Corpus callosum/intracortical connections 18. Striatal (Basal Ganglia) Connections 19. Thalamic Connections 20. Hippocampal connections 21. Tectal connections 22. Tegmental connections (substantia nigra) 23. Cerebellar connections 24. Hindbrain connections
II: Cognitive Development 25. Introduction to Cognitive Development from a Neuroscience Perspective 26. Theories in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 27. Structural Brain Development: Birth Through Adolescence 28. Statistical Learning Mechanisms in Infancy 29. Development of the Visual System 30. The Development of Visuospatial Processing 31. Memory Development 32. Early Development of Speech and Language: Cognitive, Behavioral, and Neural Systems 33. The Neural Architecture and Developmental Course of Face Processing 34. Developmental Neuroscience of Social Perception 35. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience of Theory of Mind 36. A Neuroscience Perspective on Empathy and Its Development 37. Developing Attention and Self-Regulation in Infancy and Childhood 38. The Neural Correlates of Cognitive Control and the Development of Social Behavior 39. Executive Function: Development, Individual Differences, and Clinical Insights 40. The Effects of Stress on Early Brain and Behavioral Development 41. Sex Differences in Brain and Behavioral Development 42. Molecular Mechanisms of vocal learning and spoken language
Dr. Chen is Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Research in her laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the generation of diverse cell types in the brain, and the assembly of these cell types into functional neural circuits. Dr. Chen completed her graduate study with Dr. Sidney Strickland at Stony Brook University-SUNY, and her post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Susan McConnell at Stanford University. She has 22 years of experience in genetics and developmental neurobiology research. Her laboratory has been funded by the March of Dimes Foundation, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and National Institute of Health.
Kwan, Kenneth Y.
Dr. Kwan is Assistant Professor of Human Genetics and Research Assistant Professor in the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School. Research in his laboratory is aimed at the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie normal neural circuit assembly in the cerebral cortex and their dysregulation in human neurodevelopmental disorders, in particular autism spectrum disorder, fragile X syndrome, and schizophrenia. Dr. Kwan completed his graduate and post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Nenad Sestan at Yale School of Medicine. He has 14 years of experience in developmental neurobiology research and his worked has been recognized by awards from the Brain Research Foundation, March of Dimes Foundation, Simons Foundation, and Cajal Club.