Theories in developmental cognitive neuroscience
Johnson, Mark H. (2013) Theories in developmental cognitive neuroscience. In: Rubenstein, J. and Rakic, P. (eds.) Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Brain. New York, U.S.: Elsevier, pp. 191-205. ISBN 9780123972675.
The interdisciplinary field of developmental cognitive neuroscience has emerged recently, and is largely focused on human postnatal structural and functional brain development. Three prominent frameworks currently dominate the field; a maturational viewpoint, skill learning, and interactive specialization (IS). Underlying assumptions of, and predictions derived from, these viewpoints are presented. Overall, IS is found to be most compatible with a broad array of evidence from neuroimaging, developmental disorders, or atypical early environments. Future challenges for this approach, and for the field in general, are discussed.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Connectivity, Development, Epigenesis, Faces, Interactive specialization, Learning, Maturation, MRI, Networks, Plasticity, Pruning, Prefrontal cortex|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jun 2013 12:37|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 11:45|
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