Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives
ISBN: 0805832769
EAN13: 9780805832761
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 3, 2001
Pages: 440
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 8.94" L x 6.03" W
Weight: 1.71 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives

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This volume considers how children's thinking evolves during development, with a focus on the role of experience in causing change. It brings together cutting-edge research by leaders in the psychology and neurobiology of child development to examine the processes by which children learn and those that make children ready and able to learn at particular points in development.
Behavioral approaches include research on the microgenesis of cognitive change over short time periods (e.g., several hour-long sessions) in specific task situations. Research on cognitive change over longer time scales (months and years) is also presented, as well as research that uses computational modeling and dynamical systems approaches to understand learning and development.
Neural approaches include the study of how neuronal activity and connectivity change during acquisition of cognitive skills in children and adults. Other investigations consider the possible emergence of cognitive abilities through the maturation of brain structures and the effects of experience on the organization of functions in the brain. Developmental anomalies, such as autism and attention deficit disorder are also examined as windows on normal development.
Four questions drive the volume:
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