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Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain : Typical Development - Donna Coch

Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain

Typical Development

By: Donna Coch (Editor), Kurt W. Fischer (Editor), Geraldine Dawson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th August 2010
ISBN: 9781606239681
Number Of Pages: 412

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This volume brings together leading authorities from multiple disciplines to examine the relationship between brain development and behavior in typically developing children. Presented are innovative cross-sectional and longitudinal studies that shed light on brain-behavior connections in infancy and toddlerhood through adolescence. Chapters explore the complex interplay of neurobiological and environmental influences in the development of memory, language, reading, inhibitory control, and other core aspects of cognitive, emotional, and social functioning. Throughout, the volume gives particular attention to what the research reveals about ways to support learning and healthy development in all children. Illustrations include four pages in full color.

"The development of brain networks underlying thought, feelings, and behavior has become the basis for understanding important landmarks in the complex transition from infancy to adulthood. This book provides expert guidance on what is known--and what remains to be learned--about both the mechanisms common to all humans and the differences that form the basis of individuality." - Michael I. Posner, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), University of Oregon, USAa "This carefully organized book provides an outstanding summary of the state of this complex, important topic. Important reading for all students of human development." - Michael Cole, Departments of Psychology and Communication, University of California, San Diego, USA "The text is very tightly referenced, with great care taken to demonstrate the evidence bases used to inform theory development and conclusions...All chapters are very readable, unfolding like good detective stories...I would commend this book most strongly as a balanced and authoritative reference." - Educational Review "An insightful, data-driven book connecting the fields of brain development, cognitive processing, and behavioral science...Most chapter authors include basic descriptions and definitions of concepts from developmental neuropsychology, as well as describe neuroimaging techniques. This makes the book challenging and appropriate for graduate students who are interested in the neurosciences but who have had limited training in neuropsychology." - Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "Rich in content and well organized." - The New England Journal of Medicine

History, Method, and Theory
The Role of Neuroscience in Historical and Contemporary Theories of Human Developmentp. 3
Some Ways in Which Neuroscientific Research Can Be Relevant to Educationp. 30
The Structural Development of the Human Brain as Measured Longitudinally with Magnetic Resonance Imagingp. 50
Dynamic Development of Hemispheric Biases in Three Cases: Cognitive/Hemispheric Cycles, Music, and Hemispherectomyp. 74
The Developing Brain and Behavior in Infancy and Toddlerhood
The Social Brain in Infancy: A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Approachp. 115
Recognition Memory: Brain-Behavior Relations from 0 to 3p. 138
Experience and Developmental Changes in the Organization of Language-Relevant Brain Activityp. 183
Temperament and Biologyp. 219
Frontal Lobe Development during Infancy and Childhood: Contributions of Brain Electrical Activity, Temperament, and Language to Individual Differences in Working Memory and Inhibitory Controlp. 247
The Developing Brain and Behavior in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Brain Bases of Learning and Development of Language and Readingp. 279
Development of Verbal Working Memoryp. 301
Emotion Processing and the Developing Brainp. 329
Brain Development and Adolescent Behaviorp. 362
Indexp. 397
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ISBN: 9781606239681
ISBN-10: 1606239686
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 13th August 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.63