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Infant EEG and Event-Related Potentials

Infant EEG and Event-Related Potentials

Michelle de Haan
October 16, 2013

Infancy is a time of rapid growth, when brain plasticity is at a maximum. Event-related potentials (ERPs) are one of the few methods that can easily and safely be used to study this process, and have led to exciting discoveries about human brain functioning and the neural basis of cognition. Over...

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development

Michelle de Haan, Mark H. Johnson
October 16, 2013

How are the experiences of childhood incorporated into the structures of the developing brain, and how do these changes in the brain influence behaviour? This is one of the many questions motivating research in the relatively new field of developmental cognitive neuroscience. This book provides an...

The Development of Memory in Infancy and Childhood

The Development of Memory in Infancy and Childhood

Mary Courage, Nelson Cowan
September 09, 2008

Human memory is not only the repository of our past but the essence of who we are. As such, it is of enduring fascination. We marvel at its resilience in some situations and its fragility in others. The origin of this extraordinary cognitive capacity in infancy and childhood is the focus of...

Children's Understanding of Society

Children's Understanding of Society

Martyn Barrett, Eithne Buchanan-Barrow
December 10, 2004

A state-of-the-art review of the research in this area, this collection covers children's understanding of family, school, economics, race, politics and gender roles. Recent changes and trends in research are summarised. This is explained in terms of a progression from the Piagetian stages model of...

Connectionist Models of Development: Developmental Processes in Real and Artificial Neural Networks

Connectionist Models of Development: Developmental Processes in Real and Artificial Neural Networks

Philip T. Quinlan
May 22, 2003

Connectionist Models of Development is an edited collection of essays on the current work concerning connectionist or neural network models of human development. The brain comprises millions of nerve cells that share myriad connections, and this book looks at how human development in these systems...

The Development of Intelligence

The Development of Intelligence

Mike Anderson
August 10, 2000

The Development of Intelligence is an attempt to influence the next generation who will research the central question of this book - what is the nature of intelligence and how does it develop? The book provides a contemporary review of methods and theories of the development of intellectual...

The Development of Mathematical Skills

The Development of Mathematical Skills

Chris Donlan
March 02, 2000

Current research into the psychology of children's mathematics is extremely diverse. The present volume reflects this diversity; it is unique in its breadth, bringing together accounts of cutting-edge research from widely differing, sometimes opposing viewpoints. The reader with a grounding in...

Perceptual Development: Visual, Auditory and Speech Perception in Infancy

Perceptual Development: Visual, Auditory and Speech Perception in Infancy

Alan Slater
September 09, 1999

To make sense of the world, infants have to perceive it, and research into the development of sensory and perceptual abilities is one of the most exciting and important areas of infancy research. This book aims both to reflect current knowledge of perceptual development and to point to some of...

The Development of Language

The Development of Language

Martyn Barrett
September 02, 1999

This book presents a general overview of our current knowledge of language development in children. All the principal strands of language development are covered, including phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development; bilingualism; precursors to language development in infancy; and...

The Social Child

The Social Child

Anne Campbell, Steve Muncer
February 02, 1999

Research in the field of human social development is moving at an astonishing pace. Within psychology, children's social behaviour has attracted interest from cognitive, social, clinical, and educational psychologists employing a wide variety of techniques that range from conversational analysis to...

The Development of Social Cognition

The Development of Social Cognition

Suzanne Hala
November 30, 1998

The Development of Social Cognition presents a lively, up-to-date examination of both the classical issues and contemporary understanding of theory and research in social cognitive development. The initial chapters highlight one of the central, theoretical tensions in the field, which is whether...

The Development of Memory in Childhood

The Development of Memory in Childhood

Nelson Cowan
February 27, 1998

The origin of memory in childhood is the focus of vigorous research and debate. Providing a thorough update of topics covered in the first edition, this book also offers new research on significant themes and ideas that have emerged recently....

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