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The first edition of this successful reader brought together key readings in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience for students. Now updated in order to keep up with this fast–moving field, the volume includes new readings illustrating recent developments along with updated versions of previous contributions. These revisions ensure that the collection will remain a crucial resource for anyone teaching developmental cognitive neuroscience or cognitive development.

The reader is wide–ranging, covering every aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience. New pieces for the second edition include writing on individual development and evolution, on the structural and functional development of the brain and on object recognition and sensitive periods, while articles updated include those on the neurobiology of cognitive and language processing and self–organization in developmental processes. The editors provide linking text to clarify the significance of each contribution.

Brain Development and Cognition: A Reader (1st Edition, Paper) - Mark H. Johnson

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Title
Brain Development and Cognition: A Reader (1st Edition, Paper)
Author
Mark H. Johnson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19930107

The first edition of this successful reader brought together key readings in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience for students. Now updated in order to keep up with this fast–moving field, the volume includes new readings illustrating recent developments along with updated versions of previous contributions. These revisions ensure that the collection will remain a crucial resource for anyone teaching developmental cognitive neuroscience or cognitive development.

The reader is wide–ranging, covering every aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience. New pieces for the second edition include writing on individual development and evolution, on the structural and functional development of the brain and on object recognition and sensitive periods, while articles updated include those on the neurobiology of cognitive and language processing and self–organization in developmental processes. The editors provide linking text to clarify the significance of each contribution.

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Mark H. Johnson is Director of the Center for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck College, University of London, and an MRC Senior Research Scientist. He has published over one hundred scholarly articles and four books on brain and cognitive development, including Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: An Introduction (1997). He is editor of the international journal Developmental Science.

Yuko Munakata is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Denver. Her interests include memory development, dissociations in behavior during development and following brain damage, and neural network models of cognitive development.

Rick O. Gilmore is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on the development of spatial perception and memory in infancy and their relationship to brain development.

"From Piagetian stages to changing dopamine in the frontal cortex, this remarkable volume of readings captures the development of the human brain. The volume succeeds in giving the reader information, delight, and a feeling for the remarkable progress that has been made in penetrating the mysteries of human development."Michael I. Posner, Director, Sackler Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
752

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