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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: An Introduction, 4th Edition

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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: An Introduction, 4th Edition

Mark H. Johnson, Michelle de Haan

ISBN: 978-1-118-93809-6 April 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 336 Pages

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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated edition of the landmark text focusing on the development of brain and behaviour during infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

  • Offers a comprehensive introduction to all issues relating to the nature of brain-behaviour relationships and development
  • New or greatly expanded coverage of topics such as epigenetics and gene expression, cell migration and stem cells, sleep and learning/memory, socioeconomic status and development of prefrontal cortex function
  • Includes a new chapter on educational neuroscience, featuring the latest findings on the application of cognitive neuroscience methods in school-age educational contexts
  • Includes a variety of student-friendly features such as chapter-end discussion, practical applications of basic research, and material on recent technological breakthroughs

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List of Figures viii

List of Tables xi

Preface to the First Edition xii

Preface to the Fourth Edition xiv

Acknowledgements xv

Abbreviations xix

About the Companion Website xxi

1 The Biology of Change 1

2 Methods and Populations 17

3 From Gene to Brain 32

4 Building a Brain 43

5 Vision, Orienting, and Attention 83

6 Perceiving and Acting in a World of Objects 110

7 Perceiving and Acting in the Social World 121

8 Learning and Long-Term Memory 153

9 Language 166

10 Prefrontal Cortex, Working Memory, and Decision-Making 183

11 Cerebral Lateralization 197

12 Educational Neuroscience 205

13 Interactive Specialization 221

14 Toward an Integrated Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 240

References 251

Index 300