Brain Development

D. Fair, B. L. Schlaggar

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

One of the ultimate goals of developmental cognitive neuroscience and psychology is to link complex behavioral change to the equally intricate structural and physiological changes of the neural substrate. Attaining this goal poses significant challenges. Despite the temporal relationship of brain and cognitive development, specific aspects of developmental neurobiology are not easily linked to the ontogenetic emergence or refinement of cognitive skills. This article offers an overview of selected topics on human brain development to provide a context for relating brain development to cognitive development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages211-225
Number of pages15
Volume1-3
ISBN (Print)9780123708779
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Development
  • Functional area
  • MRI
  • Myelination
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroscience
  • Plasticity
  • Pruning
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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