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